Kayakers paddling into the sunset on Lake Ouachita

Corps of Engineers Makes plans for Eclipse Traffic at Three Area Lakes

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As we approach the upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, the US Army Corps of Engineers anticipates a significant increase in the number of visitors to Lake Ouachita, Lake Greeson, and DeGray Lake. As a result of the expected high visitation, there will be limited parking facilities available, including campgrounds, boat ramps, and day-use parking lots. We strongly recommend visitors to carpool and minimize the number of vehicles per group to reduce the parking congestion and ensure a smooth visit for everyone.

Once a recreation area is deemed full, the monitoring Rangers will restrict the entrances with barricades. Only emergency services personnel will be allowed to enter the area with their vehicles. However, outgoing traffic will not be impacted, and you can leave the area at any time. Please note that you may not be able to re-enter the area until after the event, as traffic subsides.

Hours of traffic impacts are expected between 7 AM – 7 PM on APRIL 8th, 2024. For further information,  call the Field Office at Lake Ouachita at 501-767-2101, Lake Greeson at 870-285-2151, and DeGray Lake at 870-246-5501.

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The Vicksburg District of the US Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for an area spanning 68,000 square miles, covering parts of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. This area comprises nine major river basins and approximately 460 miles of mainline Mississippi River levees. The Vicksburg District is involved in hundreds of projects and has a workforce of around 1,100 individuals.

(Photo of kayakers on Lake Ouachita courtesy of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism.)

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