US Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District

Helmets Necessary When Utilizing All Terrain and Utility Vehicles at Mississippi Corps Lakes

Published April 18, 2014
The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline levees. The district is engaged in hundreds of projects and supports disaster response in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline levees. The district is engaged in hundreds of projects and supports disaster response in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ is enforcing a safety requirement for all operators and passengers while riding certain vehicles at its Mississippi lakes at Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada, and Sardis. Operators and passengers must wear helmets at all times when operating or riding in recreational off-highway vehicles, all terrain vehicles, all terrain cycles, and other vehicles that travel on non-highway tires and designed specifically for off-road usage. All vehicles shall be operated in accordance with posted restrictions and regulations at each site.

It is imperative that all operators and passengers operating or riding in the above specified all-terrain vehicles abide by all rules and regulations or risk the loss of the privilege of riding these vehicles at the Mississippi Corps Lakes.

If you have any questions, please call the Mississippi Project Management Office at (662) 578-3873, Monday through Friday from 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. For further information you may also call any of the lake field offices: Arkabutla Lake (662) 562-6261, Sardis Lake (662) 563-4531, Enid Lake (662) 563-4571, or Grenada Lake (662) 226-5911.

As stewards of public lands, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is dedicated to providing a safe, quality recreational experience for all visitors. Although the primary mission of Vicksburg District’s four Mississippi lakes is flood damage risk reduction, over 1.5 million individuals visit the recreational areas annually to enjoy several types of trails and trail riding, as well as camping, playgrounds, swimming areas, fishing, boat ramps, and marinas.



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Contact
Greg Raimondo
601-631-5053
gregory.c.raimondo@usace.army.mil
4155 Clay St, Vicksburg MS 39180

Release no. 14-033