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USACE Vicksburg District announces temporary closure of Lost Bluff Hiking Trail at Grenada Lake

USACE Vicksburg District
Published Jan. 24, 2022

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has temporarily closed the Lost Bluff Hiking Trail at Grenada Lake.

The trail has several wooden stairways in need of repair and will be closed until those repairs can be completed.

Lost Bluff is a popular hiking trail at Grenada Lake. The trail is two miles long and features a variety of terrain from easy to very steep strenuous hills. It also offers views of a Civil War earthen fort and an overlook of the emergency spillway.  

For additional information, contact the Grenada Lake Field Office 662-226-5911.

Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid and Grenada lakes, the four Mississippi flood control reservoirs in the Vicksburg District’s area of responsibility, were authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1936, which provided a plan designed to address flooding that originated in the Yazoo Basin. The four reservoirs are used to hold runoff, or excess rainwater, as a flood-prevention measure. With approximately 3 million visitors each year, the north Mississippi lakes also contribute approximately $82 million into the local economy.

The USACE Vicksburg District is engineering solutions to the nation’s toughest challenges. The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana, that holds nine major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline Mississippi River levees. The Vicksburg District is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.

Grenada Lake Field Office

Release no. 22-004