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North Tailwater Recreation Area to reopen below Lake Red Rock Dam

Rock Island District
Published Sept. 14, 2020
A new walkway in the North Tailwater Recreation Area below Lake Red Rock Dam provides easy access for fishing.

A new walkway in the North Tailwater Recreation Area below Lake Red Rock Dam and the new hydroelectric plant provides easy access for fishing.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District will reopen for public use the North Tailwater Recreation Area below Lake Red Rock Dam Oct. 1. The area has been closed since Fall 2014 due to construction of the new Red Rock Hydropower Project.

The recreation area is a popular day use area for fishermen, picnickers, hikers and bikers. It includes a section of the Volksweg Trail which will once again be usable starting Oct. 1. The trail connects recreation areas below the dam with parks along the north side of the lake.

In addition to the Volksweg Trail being accessible, a new fishing walkway has been installed along the shoreline in the North Tailwater Recreation Area to provide anglers easy access to the river. A new playground is also slated for installation in future months.

For more information, please contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lake Red Rock office at (641) 828-7522.


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