MORRILTON, Ark. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District announces that beginning April 15, Cherokee Park near Morrilton, Arkansas will be available for reservations.
USACE closed Cherokee Park during the historic spring flood of 2019. The high flows engulfed the park causing widespread damage that required extensive repairs, including replacing the drainage system, rebuilding, or hardening multiple campsites, removing tons of debris, and repairing the electrical and water system.
About $400,000 in flood supplemental funds were used to repair the damage to Cherokee Park.
“We are ready today for visitors to start showing up,” said Park Ranger Bill
Briggs. “The park looks beautiful; the grass is cut, and the trees are looking nice. It’s time for people to start coming to Cherokee Park and to start enjoying it again.”
Because of COVID-19 related issues drive-up and first come-first served camping will not be allowed. All campsites at Cherokee Park can be reserved online by visiting recreation.gov or calling 1-877-444-6777.
For more information or to volunteer, please contact the Russellville Project Office at 479-968-5008.
Release no. 21-029