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High water forces closings at DeGray, Ouachita, Greeson lakes

By ArkansasOnline

This article was published May 27, 2011 at 9:51 a.m.

High water conditions on the Ouachita, Caddo and Little Missouri rivers has led to the closure of several recreational areas at Lake Ouachita, DeGray Lake and Lake Greeson during Memorial Day weekend, the Army Corps of Engineers said Friday.

A month of severe weather and heavy rains prompted the decision by the corps.

LAKE OUACHITA:

• Brady Mountain Recreation Area: 8 of 74 campsites – CLOSED

• Campground Beach and parking lot - CLOSED

• Both boat ramps - CLOSED (Corps of Engineers and Arkansas Game & Fish Commission)

• Day Use Swimming Beach - CLOSED

• Brady Mountain Pavilion - OPEN

• Crystal Springs Recreation Area: Overflow camping area – OPEN; Day Use Area – CLOSED; 52 of 74 campsites - CLOSED

• Joplin Recreation Area: Boat ramp in front of the Lodge – CLOSED; 50 of 64 campsites - CLOSED

• Tompkins Bend Recreation Area: Campsites 1-16 and 31-58 – OPEN; Campsites 17-30 and 59-77 – CLOSED; (31 of 77 campsites - CLOSED)

• Denby Point Recreation Area: Campground and Boat Ramp – OPEN; Campground Beach - CLOSED

• Twin Creek Recreation Area: CLOSED

• Little Fir Recreation Area: Campground - CLOSED

• Highway 27 Recreation Area: CLOSED

• Lena Landing Recreation Area: CLOSED

• Buckville Boat Ramp: CLOSED

• Cedar Fourche Recreation Area: Portions of the area - CLOSED

• Lake Ouachita State Park: Campgrounds A, C and D – OPEN; Both Boat Ramps –OPEN; Cabins – OPEN; Marina - OPEN

• Following Boat Ramps - OPEN: Spillway, Crystal, Mountain Harbor East Marina Basin, Tompkins Bend, Denby Point, and Little Fir

DEGRAY LAKE:

• Alpine Ridge: 21 of 49 campsites - CLOSED

• Shouse Ford: 32 of 100 campsites - CLOSED

• Caddo Drive: 12 of 72 campsites – CLOSED

• Arlie Moore: 9 of 87 campsites - CLOSED

• Point Cedar: 12 of 62 campsites - CLOSED

• Edgewood and Iron Mountain: ALL campsites - OPEN

• Caddo Drive and Arlie Moore Day Use Boat Ramps - CLOSED

• Highway 7 Day Use Area - CLOSED

• DeGray Lake Resort State Park - OPEN

LAKE GREESON:

• Self Creek/Jim Wylie: 27 of 72 campsites – CLOSED; Beach and Boat Ramp - CLOSED

• Kirby Landing: 17 of 104 campsites – CLOSED; Beach and Boat Ramp - CLOSED

• Dam Area: ALL 24 campsites – OPEN; Beach – CLOSED; Boat Ramp - OPEN

• Cowhide Cove: 24 of 50 campsites – CLOSED; Beach – CLOSED; Boat Ramp - OPEN

• Parker Creek: 23 of 57 campsites – CLOSED; Beach – CLOSED; Boat Ramp – CLOSED

• Arrowhead Point: 16 of 23 campsites CLOSED; Beach – CLOSED; Boat Ramp – CLOSED

• Daisy State Park on Lake Grayson - OPEN

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