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Wilson Lake's Lucas Park Camping Reservations Will Be Blocked for Four Months in 2019

Wilson Lake Earthen Slides 5-30-17The US Army Corps of Engineers at Wilson Lake recently provided an update regarding the issues and repairs at the Lucas Park Entrance Road at Wilson Lake.

An earthen slide occurred in the Spring of 2017 causing damage to the steep foundation under the existing roadway. As a result, the US Army Corps of Engineers reduced entry traffic to one lane and detoured exiting traffic while they researched funding and repair options.

The Federal Highway Administration has awarded the Wilson Lake Project a grant to assist with funding repairs to the Lucas Park Entrance Road.

Surveying of the area was recently completed and engineers are designing a repair strategy for construction. Following the development of a repair plan, a contract will be advertised and then awarded.

Due to the uncertainty of when the contract will be completed and when a construction crew will mobilize, the Corps has elected to block camping reservations for Lucas Park from May 15 through September 15, 2019. Camping will still be allowed on a first-come first-serve basis until construction begins. Once construction has commenced, all traffic to Lucas Park will be closed until the repairs are completed.

(Information and photo courtesy Wilson Lake US Army Corps of Engineers.)

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