DES MOINES, Iowa --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will close several campgrounds and day use recreation areas at Saylorville Lake and Lake Red Rock ahead of schedule this fall to perform much needed upgrades and repairs to water and sewer line systems.
At Saylorville Lake, the Acorn Valley (RV sites), Bob Shetler, Cherry Glen, Prairie Flower campgrounds and the Bob Shetler and Cherry Glen picnic areas will be closed for the season at 3 p.m., Sept. 6. Acorn Valley campground tent camping will remain open until Oct. 17 as scheduled.
At Lake Red Rock, the Howell Station and North Overlook campgrounds and the North Overlook and Fifield picnic areas will close for the season at 3 p.m., Sept. 6. The Wallashuck, Whitebreast and Ivans campgrounds will not be impacted by the closures and will remain open until their scheduled closure dates in October.
All existing reservations for campsites and picnic shelters affected by the closures have been canceled and fully refunded by the national reservation system, Recreation One Stop. No additional reservations will be accepted for sites in the closed areas after Sept. 6.
For more information, contact the Saylorville Lake Project Office at 515-276-4656 or the Lake Red Rock Project Office at 641-828-7522.
Release no. 22-004