Huntington, W.Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District announces the temporary closure of the recreation area downstream of the Meldahl Locks and Dam on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River beginning Sept. 8, 2014 for approximately two months.
The improvements will include building an outdoor rest room, picnic shelter, parking area, fishing pier, a parking area, fencing, walkways and installing light poles and signage.
The permanent facility is expected to be completed and opened to the public by mid-November. Fishing opportunities remain available on the Ohio side of the river downstream of the Meldahl Locks and Dam. The nearest crossing points of the river are by ferry at Augusta, Ky. and a bridge at Maysville, Ky.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the nation’s largest federal provider of outdoor water-based recreation, managing more than 420 lake and river projects in 43 states and hosting more than 370 million visits per year. With 90 percent of these recreation areas within 50 miles of metropolitan areas, they provide a diverse range of outdoor activities close to home and to people of all ages.
Release no. PA 14-41