HUNTINGTON, W. Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, along with the City of Hamilton, Ohio, and American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) announce the opening of the recreation area and fishing access pier downstream of the Meldahl Locks and Dam on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River on Oct. 13, 2015.
The area had been closed during construction work on both the hydropower plant and the recreation area.
The recreation facility improvements include rest rooms, picnic shelters, parking, fishing pier, fencing, walkways and new light poles and signage.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the nation’s largest federal provider of outdoor water-based recreation and, with the assistance of their partners, manages 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.
For more information, call the Public Affairs Office at 304-399-5353.
Release no. PA 15-45