The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has temporarily closed its visitor centers, field offices and select recreation site attractions in Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas to the public. 

The affected visitor centers and field offices include the Bayou Bodcau Field Office in Haughton, the Louisiana Field Office in Monroe, J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Regional Visitor Center in Shreveport and the Grand Ecore Visitor Center in Natchitoches. The public will be unable to receive in-person customer service or purchase recreation passes from all of the district’s field offices until further notice. 

Also, all district campgrounds will not accept new reservations, including walk-in reservations. All district campgrounds will be closed Monday (March 23). Visitors to the campgrounds must depart no later than 4 p.m. Sunday (March 22). All scheduled campground reservations after Sunday (March 22) will be canceled. 

All district day use areas will be closed as soon as possible but no later than Monday (March 23). All scheduled pavilion and special event registrations will be canceled. Visitors who had registrations should contact the appropriate field office for refund information. At this time, the recreation sites’ boat ramps and nearby amenities, including restrooms and fish cleaning stations, will remain open. 

For more information about closures, cancellations and other operational changes contact: