VICKSBURG, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Louisiana Field Office (LFO) is preparing the Riverton Beach area for the summer opening scheduled for 20 May 2013. Media outlets and representatives are invited to view the progress of preparing the area and facilities for the opening.
With safety a priority, LFO rangers are checking both under and above water levels of the swimming area for nesting of unsafe wildlife as well as hazards, placing proper buoys and checking boundary markers. The facilities will be cleaned and checked for proper mechanical operation ability.
The Riverton Beach Recreation area is located on the Ouachita River, north of Riverton, Louisiana. The beach area is a part of the 13-acre recreation area. For more information or a point of contact at the recreation area, contact the Vicksburg District Public Affairs office at 601.631.5052 or 601.631.5412.
The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. The Louisiana Field Office provides day-use activities and camping at the Ouachita-Black River, Red River, Bayou Bodcau, Caddo Lake, and Wallace Lake. These three river systems and two lakes have an annual attendance totaling over 1.2 million, supporting approximately 200 jobs and adding approximately $13 million into the local economy.
Release no. 13-049