Campgrounds, Comfort Stations to Shut Down at Several IL Lakes

Campgrounds, Comfort Stations to Shut Down at Several IL Lakes

ST. LOUIS, MO – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District will shut down campgrounds and most comfort stations at Carlyle Lake, Rend Lake, Lake Shelbyville, and the Kaskaskia Navigation Project.

The action comes as a result of Governor J.B. Pritzker’s shelter in place order Saturday.

The Corps notes the order may affect the ability for their project staff, contractors and volunteers to properly clean and disinfect comfort stations among other public safety concerns.

Carlyle Lake, Lake Shelbyville, and the Kaskaskia Navigation Project day use and lake access areas, including boat launches, fishing piers, and viewing areas will remain open.

Keeping those areas open will be determined on a project-specific, case-by-case basis which may cause specific areas of the Corp’s controlled public areas to close.

At Rend Lake, the South Marcum and Dam West boat ramps, the Dam West and Spillway, Day Use Areas and outlying access areas will remain open. In addition, portions of the Rend Lake bike trail unaffected by flooding will remain open.

The Corps said it regrets any inconvenience caused by the closures, but notes it must keep the safety and health of all visitors as well as its employees as a priority.

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