Muscatine, IA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project invites campers and the visiting public to attend campground programs held at Shady Creek Recreation Area and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Fairport Fish Hatchery. Throughout the summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, presenters will cover a host of topics for all to enjoy. As a reminder, all campground programs are subject to cancellation or rescheduling in the event of rain or severe weather. Programming for the month of May includes the following:
• Saturday, May 24, 2014, 6 PM, Fairport Fish Hatchery, 3390 Highway 22, Muscatine, IA, meet Ken Snyder from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources fish hatchery to learn how a fish hatchery works and tour their facility.
• Saturday, May 31, 2014, 7 PM, Shady Creek Campground, A Park Ranger from the Corps of Engineers will present Lock and Dam information covering the history of the lock and dam system, how a boat locks through and other interesting facts about barges and the river.
Shady Creek Campground is located at 3550 Highway 22, Muscatine, IA 52761. Shady Creek offers 53 campsites, electrical hookups, shower and restroom facilities, drinking water, a dump station, playground, boat launch and wood. To reserve a campsite, contact the National Recreation Reservation Service toll free at (877) 444-6777. Campsites are also available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please contact the Muscatine Park Rangers by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (563) 263-7913.
Release no. 14-028