Rend Lake Facilities Re-open as Water Returns

All water-borne facilities at Red Lake managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including restrooms and shower houses, are now open, according to a Corps of Engineers press release.

Water for the area is now being received from the Rend Lake Conservancy District Water Plant. However, officials are urging people to conserve water while the system recharges.

All outdoor fires, including campfires and grills, are prohibited until the burn band is lifted, and the facilities remain under a boil water order until further notice. 

The openings include all the restrooms and shower houses in the four Corps managed campgrounds including South Marcum, Gun Creek, North Sandusky and South Sandusky. South Sandusky day use and beach areas and North Marcum day use areas are now open as well. 

Water and sewer will now be available at the dump stations, full-hookup sites and hydrants. It is suggested that campers and visitors bring drinking water with them until the boil water order is lifted.

Portable toilets and hand-washing stations will remain in the areas through the weekend in case of any water fluctuations. 

Updated information on this project will be posted on the Rend Lake Project Office/Visitor Center Facebook page.  For further information, contact the Rend Lake Project Office and Visitor Center at 618-724-2493.

The Gazette-Democrat

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