Tag: Rend Lake
  • Rend Lake Dam Road Closed Starting January 10 for Maintenance

    The Rend Lake Dam Road will temporarily close to all traffic beginning at 7 a.m., Wednesday, January 10 for bridge maintenance. This closure will remain through midsummer until maintenance work is complete. Work will consist of installation of new traffic barrier terminals, installation of steel bridge railing, construction of new concrete curbs, and cleaning, sandblasting, and painting of all structural steel on the spillway bridge.
  • Repurpose Your Live Christmas Tree for Fish Habitat

    Repurpose your live Christmas tree by donating it to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rend Lake Project for fish habitat. Donated trees will be bundled together and placed in the lake to create underwater fish structures that improves fish habitat and angling opportunities.
  • Rend Lake Announces the 2024 Small World Program Schedule

    Each month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake hosts a Small World environmental education program designed for children five years old and younger, at the Rend Lake Visitor Center. This popular series will continue in 2024 with old favorites and new program offerings. Small World Programs are offered the third Tuesday of each month at 10:00 AM and are free to the public. Each month, a new theme is explored through a story, craft, and activity. While the programs are designed for children five years old and younger, all ages are welcome to attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Student Internship Opportunities at Rend Lake for Summer 2024

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rend Lake Project is seeking qualified candidates to fill student internship vacancies for the 2024 summer recreation season. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offers a great work experience opportunity for students currently enrolled at accredited institutions interested in careers related to the biological sciences, natural resources, park and recreation management, or law enforcement.
  • Rend Lake North Sandusky Day Use Temporarily Closed for Shoreline Maintenance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake will close the North Sandusky Day Use Area for shoreline maintenance on November 7, 2023. The North Sandusky Day Use Area will be temporarily closed to all foot, vehicle, and boat traffic beginning at 8:00 AM on November 7th, 2023, until shoreline stabilization operations are completed. The work is expected to be completed by 5:00 PM on November 9th, 2023. The effected area will have posted closure signs for foot and vehicle traffic. The North Sandusky Boat Ramp will remain open and available to the public.
  • Temporary Area Closures during Firearm Deer Seasons at Rend Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake reminds visitors that many locations on Rend Lake will be closed during the state firearm deer hunting seasons. The following recreation areas will be temporarily closed to all vehicle and foot traffic during the first firearm deer season, November 17-19, 2023. Areas affected by the closure include: North Sandusky day use area, boat ramp, and campground; South Sandusky day use area, campground, beach and boat ramp; South Marcum day use area and campground; Blackberry Nature Trail; and North Marcum Archery Complex, Mountain Bike Trails, and North Marcum Bike Trails. These areas will be utilized by persons involved in the annual Rend Lake Deer Hunt for Persons with Disabilities and will remain closed as a safety precaution.
  • Trick or Treat the Rend Lake Visitor Center October 31

    Visitors of all ages are welcome to attend the Trick or Treat the Visitor Center event on October 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rend Lake Visitor Center. The event will feature several family friendly activities designed to educate and entertain participants.
  • Rend Lake Beaches and Other Recreation Areas Closing for the Season

    Several recreation areas managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake will be closing for the season.
  • Nature-based Yoga for Kids and Adults Offered at Rend Lake Visitor Center

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake has partnered with a local certified yoga instructor to offer free children’s yoga classes for children 5-12 years old at the Rend Lake Visitor Center as part of the six-week series “Story and Stretch.” Each week, there will be a kid-friendly themed yoga pose, a story, and coloring sheet. Sessions will be located outdoors near the Visitor Center Pollinator Garden, weather permitting, at 2:00pm on Sundays starting May 14. Participants should bring their own yoga mat or blanket. Upcoming dates for “Story and Stretch” are May 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, and 18; each session will require prior registration. Email to register. Adult supervision is required.
  • Rend Lake's Annual Beach Blast, June 11

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is hosting the annual Beach Blast at South Sandusky Beach from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday June 11. Join Park Rangers for a day of safety and fun in the sun. Beach Blast includes the best of beach day activities; there will be beach games, a DJ with family friendly music all day, a sand sculpture contest, an ice cream truck, and an appearance by Bobber the Water Safety Dog. Our local emergency response personal will also be on site for other fun hands-on demonstrations. Abbott-EMS and Sesser Fire will display their emergency equipment and vehicles, and at 1 p.m. there will be an Air-Evac helicopter landing near the beach and opportunities for a photo-op in the helicopter.