JOHNSTON, Iowa --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District will open picnic shelters at Saylorville Lake on a first-come, first-served basis beginning June 19. Reservations will not be accepted and users are asked to select shelters based on their current occupancy and availability.
As a reminder, Oak Grove Picnic Area remains closed for the 2020 recreation season and Walnut Ridge Recreation Area does not currently have electricity or restrooms with running water. Portable toilets are available near the restroom buildings.
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, it is recommended that all visitors continue to social distance and limit the number of people per group. Shelter users should dispose of trash in the area dumpsters as trash cans will not be provided. Special event permits are also not being issued at this time and inflatable units are not permitted.
For current information regarding the status of all recreation areas at Saylorville Lake, visit: http://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/SaylorvilleLake.aspx or call the lake information number at 515-276-0433. Lake level information and forecasts can also be found online at: www.rivergages.com. Saylorville Lake is in the Rock Island District, Des Moines River Basin.
Release no. 20-052