USACE announces early opening of campsites ahead of 2024 solar eclipse

USACE Little Rock District
Published Sept. 19, 2023
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The Little Rock District plans to open the following sites 60 days early and leave them open for the remainder of the 2024 recreation season.

Parks opening fully on March 15, 2024, in Arkansas:

Greers Ferry Lake

  • Dam Site
  • Old Highway 25
  • Heber Springs Rec
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Devils Fork
  • Choctaw
  • Cherokee
  • Mill Creek
  • Sugar Loaf
  • Shiloh
  • Narrows
  • Hill Creek
  • Cove Creek

Normally, only Dam Site, Old Highway 25, Heber Springs Recreation Area, John F. Kennedy, Devils Fork, and Choctaw parks would fully open on March 15, with the remainder of the parks opening on May 15. This change will open more than 430 additional sites to accommodate the eclipse visitation.

Parks fully opening on April 1, 2024, in Missouri:

Clearwater Lake

  • Bluff View Park
  • Piedmont Park
  • River Road Park

Normally, only River Road Park and Piedmont Park would be open prior to or on April 1. All three campgrounds will be available for reservations. 

Reservations can be made online through starting Oct. 15, 2023. Reservations via phone or email cannot be accepted.

For more information, contact the Public Affairs Office at 501-324-5551.

Recreation information can be found on the Internet at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at


SWL Public Affairs Team

Release no. 23-113