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  • 2016 Whitewater Releases for Gauley and Russell Fork Rivers

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, has issued the 2016 Whitewater schedule of releases for the Summersville (Gauley River) and John W. Flannagan Lakes (Russell Fork River). The releases are made in conjuction with the normal drawdown of the associated reservoir to its Winter pool. The releases are considered by whitewater enthusiasts who frequent the Gauley and Russell Fork Rivers to be optimal times for whitewater related activities.
  • Summersville Dam to Celebrate 50 Years of Service on Aug. 19

    The Summersville Dam in Summersville, W.Va., will host a special ceremony Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. to observe the 50th Anniversary and Rededication of the projected built and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District.
  • Low Water Levels Affect Recreation Craft at Locks

    HUNTINGTON, WV…Because of low water levels, the Huntington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will limit recreational boat lockages on the Ohio River at three of the navigation locks – the Racine, Belleville and Willow Island Locks – and will only lock recreational craft on even-numbered hours (8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., etc.). The locks on the Kanawha River – Winfield, Marmet and London Locks – will continue normal operations. For more information, call Public Affairs at 304-399-5353.
  • Summersville Campgrounds Reopen

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Summersville Lake experienced its second highest lake pool of record on June 25, 2016. While cleanup and repair efforts continue, here’s the status of the recreation areas at Summersville: * Battle Run Campground will reopen for walk-in camping Friday, July 29. Reservations can be made for August 1 through September 5 at www.recreation.gov, or call 877-444-6777. * Battle Run Beach will reopen Saturday, July 30. * All other recreation areas and facilities are open to the public. This includes the Long Point Marina boat ramp and restroom, Salmon Run boat ramp and restroom, Battle Run boat ramps and restroom, Damsite Picnic Area and overlooks. * Muddlety Kayak/Canoe Launch Facility will remain closed for the season. For a recording of the lake and recreation area conditions, call 304-872-5809 – the information will be updated daily.
  • Bluestone Dam to Host “Safety on the Blue” Water Safety Event on Aug. 7

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Safety on the Blue Committee will host the 12th Annual “Safety on the Blue” celebration to promote water safety at Bluestone Lake on Aug. 7, 2016. Registration begins at noon. and the program begins at 1 p.m and concludes at 4 p.m. This year’s event will be held at Bellepoint Park.
  • Sutton Dam to Host Tours

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Sutton Lake in Sutton, W.Va., will be offering public tours of Sutton Dam on Saturday, July 30, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tom Jenkins Dam Water Safety Event on Aug. 6

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tom Jenkins Dam at Glouster, Ohio, will host a Water Safety Event on Aug. 6, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Bakes Run Campground Reopens at Sutton Lake

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Bakers Run Campground at Sutton Lake in Sutton, W.Va., reopened today for the first time since high water covered it on June 23, 2016. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees and volunteers at Sutton have been working to clear away the mud and debris that covered the site. Most sites are now open for camping, but some sites are still unavailable for use until they dry out or, in some cases, until grass is replanted.
  • Burnsville Lakes Hosts Heritage Day Festival on July 16

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Burnsville Lake in Burnsville, W.Va., will host a visit to the Civil War era at the 2016 Heritage Day Festival on July 16, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bulltown Historic Area.
  • Sutton Lake Campground Update

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Summersville Lake continues efforts to get the recreation areas at Sutton Lake in Sutton, W.Va., open to the public. The Gerald Freeman Campground is scheduled to reopen on Friday, July 8. Some campsites will remain closed. Visitors are encouraged to minimize the number of vehicles they bring. Parking on the grass will not be permitted. The South Abutment Day Use Area reopened today (Wednesday, July 6).