Recreation areas reopening as water recedes

Posted Online: July 15, 2014, 1:04 pm
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Press release submitted by Nesteby, Breann

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the following recreation areas are beginning to reopen or partially reopen as flood waters recede and the areas are cleaned up and made safe for public entry. The status' of the following parks as of July 15 are as follows:

Cattail Slough, Fulton, Illinois- remains closed

Bulger's Hollow Campground Clinton, Iowa - remains closed
Boat Ramp - OPEN

Lock and Dam 13 Fulton, Illinois Boat Ramp- OPEN
Camping Area - remains closed

Thomson Causeway, Thomson, Illinois- remains closed

Fisherman's Corner, Hampton, Illinois- OPEN

These recreation areas will remain closed until the waters recede and the areas are able to sufficiently dry out to allow safe for visitor access. For up-to-date information on park closures please visit For further information on these closures, please contact the Thomson Park Rangers at 815-259-3628.


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