Opening of five Lake Red Rock recreation areas to be delayed in 2023 for infrastructure upgrades

Rock Island District
Published Oct. 14, 2022
Howell Station Campground at Lake Red Rock

Howell Station Campground at Lake Red Rock

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, announces delayed openings of the Howell Station, North Overlook and Whitebreast campgrounds and the Fifield and North Overlook recreation areas at Lake Red Rock. Those sites will delay opening until June 1 for the 2023 recreation season.

The delays are needed at Howell Station, North Overlook, and Fifield to facilitate water line upgrades. At Whitebreast campground, the delay will facilitate shoreline protection due to lake erosion. The projects are made possible through recent federal infrastructure investments that will address deteriorated infrastructure conditions at Lake Red Rock. 

To compensate for the late openings, the Wallashuck Campground will open for an extended period during the recreation season beginning April 20, 2023. All other recreation areas at Lake Red Rock will be open during their regularly scheduled dates. Reservations can be made by visiting: or calling 1-877-444-6777.

For more information, please contact the Lake Red Rock Project Office at 641-828-7522.

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Release no. 22-026