Table Rock Visitor Center & Corps Parks Opening Apr 1

TABLE ROCK LAKE, Mo., March 27 — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dewey Short Visitor Center is open for the 2003 season, and Corps parks at Table Rock Lake soon will be opening for the season.

The visitor center is south of Table Rock Dam on State Highway 165. During March the center will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Beginning April 1, the center will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

The center offers a bookstore, display area, nature trail, and a newly revised short film on the construction of Table Rock Dam. Picnic facilities are located on the visitor center grounds, and a courtesy boat dock is available for those arriving by water. For more information, you can contact the Corps at 417-334-4101 ext. 3011.

The Corps will open nine of its recreation areas April 1 on Table Rock Lake for the recreation season. These parks include Baxter, Big M, Campbell Point, Cape Fair, Cricket Creek, Eagle Rock, Long Creek, Indian Point, and Viola. Aunts Creek, Old Highway 86, Viney Creek, and Mill Creek will open May 1.Joe Bald Park again will be open for group camping only during the summer. Group camping reservations can be made by calling 417-334-4101, ext. 0.

Site-specific reservations for Table Rock Lake can be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 or logging on at <>. Corps Annual Day Use Passes will be available for purchase at all open parks or can be purchased via telephone by calling 417-334-4101, ext. 0.

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