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Temporary closures at Rend Lake for Fireworks Festival

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is advising visitors of temporary closures designed to accommodate the Rend Lake Fireworks Festival activities at Rend Lake on July 1, 2017. Due to safety requirements set forth by American Fireworks Company, the River Road parking lot, located at the west side of the Rend Lake spillway, will be closed to the public at 11:50 p.m. on Friday, June 30,2017, and will remain closed until approximately 11:00 p.m., July 1, 2017. This closure includes all entry into this area via vehicle and foot traffic. The Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake requests that all automobiles be removed from River Road prior to 11:50 p.m. on June 30, 2017.

The main dam road will close to all through traffic at approximately 8:30 p.m. on July 1, 2017, and will not re-open for approximately 45 minutes following the fireworks. The Corps of Engineers would also like to inform visitors of changes in traffic patterns following the fireworks on July 1st. All traffic leaving parking lots east of the spillway will be required to travel EAST toward Benton for approximately 45 minutes after the fireworks show; all traffic exiting parking lots at the Dam West Day Use and Boat Ramp areas will be directed to travel SOUTH on the Rend City Road; and all vehicles exiting the South Sandusky Beach area will be routed along the Rend City road to the WEST. Normal travel patterns will resume when traffic congestion has cleared, typically 30 – 45 minutes following the fireworks.

For further information or to obtain a schedule of events for the Rend Lake Fireworks Festival, feel free to stop by or call the Rend Lake Visitor Center at (618) 724-2493. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.