Corps of Engineers reopens QCA recreation areas after flooding

corps-of-engineersROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) — As the Mississippi River river recedes back into its banks, things are starting to return to normal in the Quad Cities area. That includes recreation areas managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project.

Officials are reopening several recreation areas along the river that were recently closed due to flooding.

  • Bulger’s Hollow campground and boat ramp near Clinton, Iowa
  • Lock and Dam 13 boat ramp near Fulton, Ill.
  • Fisherman’s Corner campground near Hampton, Ill.

The Thomson Causeway recreation area in Thomson, Ill., has partially reopened but the Hickory Point Loop within the campground was still closed due to high water. Cattail Slough recreation area near Fulton, Ill. remains closed due to flood waters.

Officials say the closures that remain will stay in place until waters recede and areas are safe for motor vehicle access.

Up-to-date information on park closures can be found at or by contacting the Thomson Ranger Station at (815) 259-3628.

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