Recreation Areas Reopen as Water Recedes

Published Oct. 7, 2016

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project is reopening several recreation areas along the Mississippi River that were recently closed due to flooding.  

Recreation areas that have reopened include Bulger’s Hollow campground and boat ramp near Clinton, Iowa, Lock and Dam 13 boat ramp near Fulton, Illinois, and Fisherman’s Corner campground near Hampton, Illinois. The Thomson Causeway recreation area in Thomson, Illinois, has partially reopened but the Hickory Point Loop within the campground remains closed due to high water. Cattail Slough recreation area near Fulton, Illinois, remains closed at this time.  

The closures that remain will stay in place until waters recede and areas are safe for motor vehicle access. For up-to-date information on park closures please visit or contact the Thomson Ranger Station at (815) 259-3628.

Daniel Clark
(815) 259-3628

Release no. 16-047