The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is announcing that the Rend Lake Dam and Spillway Bridge will be closed to all through traffic beginning Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. and is tentatively scheduled to reopen in early February. This closure is necessary for a routine scheduled maintenance project to improve the revetment protection along the upstream side of the Rend Lake dam. Access to the South Marcum Boat Ramp, Spillway Recreation Area, Dedication Lot, and Rend Lake Bike Trail will remain open during this time. Watch for closure signs at Sugar Creek parking lot and the west entrance to the Rend lake Dam, and take caution when near these areas as construction will be taking place.
Updated information along with the later determined reopen date 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