Edmonson Voice Report:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District's Corps-managed campgrounds in Kentucky will reopen June 11th in alignment with Kentucky's Phase 2 reopening plan. Some facilities within campgrounds, such as beaches and playgrounds, may remain closed at this time in accordance with Kentucky's phased reopening plan.
Campground reservations were previously cancelled through May 31st. Additional cancellations will be made for reservations from June 1-10. Individuals with paid reservations for those dates will be contacted by email and full refunds will automatically be processed by recreation.gov with no cancellation fees. Individuals should not contact Recreation.gov nor request a refund or a cancellation fee may be charged. All previous reservations from June 11th and after are still valid. Guests with reservations starting prior to June 11th and extending past it will be contacted for an opportunity to modify their reservation.
This applies to all Corps-managed campgrounds at the following Louisville District Lakes in Kentucky:
Green River Lake, Nolin River Lake, Barren River Lake, Rough River Lake, Buckhorn Lake and Carr Creek Lake.
"Other USACE Lakes in the state of Kentucky are managed by the Nashville and Huntington Districts," the USACE said in a press release. "We recommend the public contact the respective USACE lake office for the latest on their operating status. State-operated campgrounds at Corps Lakes have their own policies in place. We recommend the public contact the respective state agencies for the latest on their operating status."
USACE is also reminding all visitors to follow these steps to recreate responsibly: honor the 6-foot social distance rule, stay away from parks and recreation areas if you are sick or have symptoms, keep parks clean by practicing "pack in and pack out" etiquette, and always wear a life jacket when near the water.
At this time all visitor centers and Corps offices remain closed to the public and all special events and large gatherings remain postponed/cancelled in the interest of public safety. The Louisville District continues to assess the situation and will conduct a phased reopening of these areas/events in alignment with current federal, state and CDC guidance.
"We will share those updates with the public as they become available," the statement said.
For a list of the latest recreational area closures in the Louisville District visit: https://go.usa.gov/xvP3h
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District updates can also be found at www.lrl.usace.army.mil, on Facebook at facebook.com/louisvilleusace and on Twitter at twitter.com/louisvilleusace.