Recent Rains Impact Corps Recreation Sites

Published July 1, 2019
Updated: June 28, 2019

PITTSBURGH – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is informing the public that several sites will be closed during the upcoming Fourth of July weekend due to recent heavy rains in the Mahoning River Valley.

The following sites will be closed during the holiday:

  • Shenango River Lake:

                        Golden Run Day use Area and Boat Launch

                        Clark Rec Area Boat Launch

  • Tionesta Lake:

                        Nebraska Bridge Canoe/Kayak Launch (the commonwealth of Pennsylvania)

“Our primary goal is ensuring the safety of all our visitors,” said Col. Andrew Short, commander, Pittsburgh District. “We, at the district, understand the role our recreation sites play in the community. The decision to keep certain areas closed was not made lightly or was it without considering all of the possibilities and impacts.”

Short stated that the district will continue to monitor the conditions at our recreations and will reopens sites as soon as the areas can be safety used.

If you have questions about a reservation, please contact the site location directly for the current updates and changes.

Pittsburgh District’s 26,000 square miles include portions of western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, eastern Ohio, western Maryland and southwestern New York. It includes more than 328 miles of navigable

waterways, 23 navigation locks and dams, 16 multi-purpose flood control reservoirs, 42 local flood-protection projects and other projects to protect and enhance the nation’s water resources infrastructure and environment.  

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Carol Vernon
1000 Liberty Avenue

Release no. 19-010