Area Army Corps parks re-opening in time for weekend

Published Oct. 17, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Recreation areas, including many popular waterside campgrounds, are re-opening at the 10 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District parks as the federal government resumes normal operations today – in plenty of time for the upcoming weekend.

The Sacramento district parks are Martis Creek Lake in Truckee; Englebright Lake in Smartsville; Black Butte Lake in Orland; New Hogan Lake in Valley Springs; Stanislaus River Parks in Oakdale; Eastman Lake and Hensley Lake near Madera; Pine Flat Lake in Sanger; Success Lake in Porterville; and Lake Kaweah in Lemon Cove.

“We passed the word very early this morning to remove barricades and get ready for business,” said Jonathan Friedman, Sacramento District senior park ranger. “In just a matter of hours, we hope to have all our recreation facilities back on a normal schedule, resume camping reservations and welcome our guests.

"We are also coordinating with our contractors, who provide essential and valuable services, to get them back to work as well,” said Friedman.

The latest announcements concerning recreation operations along with contact information for each park office can be found on the Sacramento district’s website at

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is America’s largest provider of outdoor recreation opportunities on federal public lands, serving more than 350 million visitors annually at 422 lake and river recreation parks in 43 states.

Robert Kidd

Release no. 13-081