“When it comes to government kicking at the people and to the people, add one more insult to injury; that’s right the feds are going to close Kerr Lake parks right here as leaf season comes into play,” says Kerr Lake Park Watch PA Lead Frank Timberlake. Kerr Lake facilities owned and operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers will be closed beginning on Thursday. Timberlake added, “That means if you are planning to picnic, jog, fish or camp from the shores inside a USACE operated facility you will have to do it somewhere else. We are as amazed as you might be that while Washington dances and drinks on as if nothing has happened you will not camp nor eat nor drink in a park that you own.”
Wilmington District, is preparing for the closure of its Corps-managed campgrounds
and day-use parks beginning Thursday, October 10, unless fiscal 2014 funding
legislation is enacted by Congress. This will have no effect on leased
recreation areas operated by state or local entities.”
Scott Dam and Reservoir and Cape Fear Locks and Dams. They will close by 8 p.m. on
Thursday and all campers must vacate the campgrounds by noon on Friday, Oct. 11. Campers with reservations in the future may
elect to leave their campsite reservations open for possible use after the
shutdown is lifted. Campers will receive a refund for any unused portion of
their reservations. Visitors are
encouraged to contact their local park office for information on other nearby
facilities that may be available for recreational use.
information on the closure and reopening of Wilmington District recreational
area facilities will be posted at www.usace.saw.army.mil Districtâ€™s facebook
site at www.facebook.com/usace.wilmington as well as this site.