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Rend Lake Dam Road Closed for Routine Maintenance
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is announcing that the Rend Lake Dam/Spillway Bridge will be closed to all through traffic from 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 - 17 at 4:30 p.m. Watch for closure signs at Sugar Creek parking lot and the west entrance to the Rend lake Dam. This closure is necessary to complete routine maintenance that began in August to be performed to the roadways, guardrails and the upstream face of the Dam.
Published: 9/15/2015
Beach Blast at Rend Lake, June 13
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is hosting the annual Rend Lake Beach Blast Saturday, June 13, at the South Sandusky Beach. Rend Lake Park Rangers will host this fun-filled event that includes games for all ages, music, and learning how to be safe while in and around the water. This popular event will kick off at noon and will run until 4:00 p.m.
Published: 6/9/2015
Corps of Engineers’ Ranger Named Illinois Non-Formal Educator of the Year
Rend Lake Natural Resource Specialist Dawn Kovarik has become the first employee in the Corps of Engineers to be selected Non-Formal Educator of the Year for 2015 by the Environmental Education Association of Illinois. The association cited Kovarik’s outstanding commitment to environmental education to the public who visit Rend Lake in Illinois, one of five lakes in the St. Louis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Published: 4/24/2015
Temporary Area Closings during Deer Seasons at Rend Lake
REND LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would like to remind visitors that the some recreation areas will be closed to all vehicle and foot traffic during the first weekend of the 2014 firearm deer season, November 21-23, 2014. In addition, all sections of the Rend Lake Bike Trail, which are under the management of the Corps of Engineers, will be temporarily close to persons not actively involved in the sport of deer hunting. This closure will be in effect during all state firearm deer hunting seasons.
Published: 11/10/2014

Rend Lake


Mailing Address:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Rend Lake Project Office/Visitor Center
11981 Rend City Rd.
Benton, IL. 62812

Project Office: (618) 724-2493 
Fax: (618) 724-4089


Visitor Center Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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