Rend Lake - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake will close the Rend Lake Dam Road to all through traffic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Access to the South Marcum Recreation Area, Spillway Recreation Area, and the Dedication Lot on the east end of the Rend Lake Dam will remain open. Watch for closure signs at Sugar Creek parking lot and the west entrance to the Rend Lake Dam.
The road closure is necessary for engineers to perform a routine periodic inspection of the Rend Lake Main Dam and Spillway Bridge. Periodic inspections are conducted every two years on all bridges at Rend Lake which are managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In the event of bad weather, the inspection may be moved to Thursday, May 19, 2022.
For further information, feel free to contact the Rend Lake Project Office & Visitor Center at 618-724-2493 RendInfo-MVS@usace.army.mil.
Release no. 22-041