USACE Vicksburg District announces seasonal and lake level recreation closures at Grenada Lake

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District
Published Nov. 16, 2020

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has closed several recreation areas at Grenada Lake due to seasonal timelines and current lake levels.

Areas closed for the end of the season include Blue Hole/Haswerway Wildlife Management Area and Old Fort Day Use Area. Boat ramps at the North Abutment, North Graysport, Gums Crossing and Bryant recreation areas are currently unusable due to lake levels caused by the recent drawdown, but the rest of the areas’ respective recreation features remain open. Eagle Point Campground remains closed due to damage from high water.

For more information or questions about recreation closures, contact the Grenada Lake Field Office at 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 3.2 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 seven 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.

Anna Owens

Release no. 20-088