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Posted 10/17/2018

Release no. 18-068


ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is temporarily closing its Blackhawk Park, located near De Soto, Wisconsin, due to high river levels.

Corps staff also closed three Mississippi River landings due to the high river stages. They include Bad Axe and Jay’s landings in Wisconsin and Millstone Landing in Minnesota.

If you have upcoming reservations at Blackhawk Park, park staff will contact you as your reservation date approaches, or you may contact park staff at 608-648-3314.

The Corps will re-open the park and landings as conditions allow

The nearly 650 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the St. Paul District Fiscal Year 2018 $106 million budget, nearly 1,700 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $163 million to the national economy. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil.

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Bad Axe Landing Blackhawk Park campground closed high water Jay's Landing Millstone Landing Mississippi River St. Paul District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers