Army Corps set to reopen closed camping areas at Table Rock, Bull Shoals
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District is planning a phased reopening of campsites and recreation areas — including those at Table Rock and Bull Shoals lakes — beginning May 20.
Many of those sites have been closed for weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We’re working closely with our state and local government partners to ensure visitors can safely transition back into our parks,” said Little Rock District Commander Col. Eric Noe in a news release.
“The decision to re-open our sites in Arkansas and southern Missouri is specific to each recreation area and is based largely on the safety of the staff and visitors.”
A complete list of Little Rock District site statuses can be found at www.swl.usace.army.mil.
Visitor centers, playgrounds, shelters and swim beaches are subject to local orders. Other parks will remain closed because of current high water or because of record flooding along the Arkansas River last spring.
Campground reservations and payments must be made in advance at www.recreation.gov. Park visitors can begin making reservations on May 7.
幸运飞艇跟人工计划To protect the staff and visitors, “no-contact” transactions must be made online. Some non-reservable campsites and/or parks will remain closed until they can be placed into the reservation system.
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The Corps is working on adding these sites to the reservation system but at this time does not have a specific opening date for those locations.
Social distancing and other restrictions required by local, state and federal authorities including the Centers for Disease Control will be in place. Current guidance provided by the CDC can be found at www.cdc.gov.
If these restrictions cannot be followed, recreation areas could be forced to close again.
Visit the Little Rock District website at: www.about.me/USACELittleRock.