Portions of Neal Smith Trail to temporarily close for repairs at Saylorville Lake

Rock Island District
Published June 4, 2021
Neal Smith Trail through Prairie Flower Campground

Neal Smith Trail through Prairie Flower Campground

Beginning Tuesday, June 8, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will temporarily close portions of the Neal Smith Trail on the east side of Saylorville Lake to replace broken asphalt with concrete and install culverts. Areas impacted by the closures include NW Big Creek Drive to the access point across from E. Southside Drive in Polk City, and from Oak Grove Recreation Area to Red Feather Prairie.

Closures are expected to last two weeks and barricades and fencing will be used to restrict access during this time. Trail users are asked to avoid these areas during the closures and find alternative routes. Passage through these areas will not be permitted.

For more information visit: https://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Saylorville-Lake/.

Corporate Communications

Release no. 21-046