Corps closes three Kentucky day-use areas

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WTVQ) – As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the Army Corps of Engineers is closing additional Corps-managed day use areas in Kentucky and other states, the agency announced Thursday.

The closings take effect at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 9.

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In Kentucky, the closings include:

  • Dewey Lake’s Downstream day use area.
  • Grayson Lake’s Below Dam day use area, and Dam Site (except marina and launch ramp).
  • Paintsville Lake’s Downstream day use area.

In Ohio, the closings include:

  • Atwood Lake’s Day Use Area.

In Virginia, the closings include:

  • John W. Flannagan Dam and Reservoir’s Below Dam day use area.


Huntington District boat ramps, trails, and fishing access sites remain open at this time. Fishing access at locks and dams will also remain open.

All Huntington District project offices, visitor centers, restrooms, picnic shelters, campgrounds, beaches, and playgrounds remain closed until further notice.

Facility users are reminded to practice the CDC health guidelines, including ‘social distancing’ an no gatherings of more than 10 people.

The public can obtain news, updates and information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District on the district’s website at www.lrh.usace.army.mil, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/USACELRH/, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/HuntingtonCorps.