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Posted 6/26/2013

Release no. 13-041


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the following recreation areas are closed due to the rising floodwaters.


Thomson Causeway, Thomson Illinois

Lock & Dam 13 (camping and boat ramp), Fulton Illinois

Cattail Slough, Fulton Illinois

Bulger’s Hollow, Clinton Iowa


These recreation areas will remain closed until the waters recede and the areas are able to sufficiently dry out to allow safe motor vehicle access.  For up-to-date information on park closures please visit


To learn more about the Mississippi River, you are encouraged to visit   For further information on these closures, please contact the Thomson Park Rangers at 815-259-3628