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Corps closes campground because of storm damage



Heron on Sardis Lake. (Photo by Atuuschaaw - Own work, CC BY-S. A 3.0,

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has temporarily closed the Sleepy Bend campground at Sardis Lake in north Mississippi due to recent storm damage.

Repairs remain ongoing, and the affected area will be reopened when conditions permit.

Previously closed due to COVID-19 concerns, Sleepy Bend is situated on the lower portion of Sardis Lake and features Class C campground amenities. Up-to-date information about the status of campgrounds at the USACE Vicksburg District’s recreation sites is available at

The USACE Vicksburg District temporarily closed select recreation site attractions across Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas to the public in March. All USACE field offices and visitor centers will remain closed to the public until further notice. Applications for special use permits will be reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis.

Visitors to the USACE Vicksburg District’s Mississippi lakes must practice social distancing and adhere to any other mandates issued by local, state and federal officials, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Vicksburg District strongly encourages visitors to wash their hands properly, stay at home if they are experiencing symptoms and follow any guidance provided by local, state and federal officials.

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