US Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District

Riverton Recreation Swim Area Re-opens

Published Aug. 18, 2015
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, MS… The Riverton Recreation swim area repair is now complete and open to the public. The swim area was closed due to a broken depth marker. The depth marker had broken/jagged metal that would be dangerous if the area remained opened to the public.

The boat ramp, playground area, pavilions, and comfort station remain open to the public.

The Vicksburg District’s Louisiana Field Office provides day-use activities and camping at two river systems and three lakes and encompasses the Ouachita-Black River, Red River, Bayou Bodcau, Caddo Lake, Wallace Lake, Grand Ecore Visitor Center, and the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Regional Visitor Center. The annual attendance at these areas totals over 1.3 million visitors, supports approximately 200 jobs, and adds approximately $13 million into the local economy. For more information, visit the LFO website. http://www.mvk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/LouisianaFieldOffice.aspx 
 
 
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Contact
Greg Raimondo
601-631-5053
gregory.raimondo@usace.army.mil

Release no. 15-051