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David Dunn of Oakland was the lucky winner of the 10′ aluminum fishing boat, donated by Polar Kraft and Performance Marine of Sardis during the 2011 Clean Up Day.

   The Enid Lake Volunteers for Waste Management and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Enid Lake conducted their 8th Annual Enid Lake Clean Up Day Saturday, February 26. Employees from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Ferguson & Williams Inc. teamed up with 236 volunteers to clean from 7 until 11:30 a.m. to enhance, and sustain Enid Lake’s beauty. A total of 50 compacted cubic yards of trash and debris, along with 40 tires were picked up from Enid Lake’s roadways and shoreline.  

    The morning’s work was followed by a delicious lunch prepared by volunteers, raffle drawings, and awarding of door prizes.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would like to thank all volunteers who participated in the 2011 Clean Up Day, the many merchants who donated door prizes, and those who made cash contributions to the volunteer organization. Without the volunteers and generous merchants this event would not be possible.

    Enid Lake would also like to thank the Enid Lake Volunteers for Waste Management for their hard work and dedication in coordinating and planning a great event for a great cause.

    On March 1, all campgrounds and day use areas opened at Enid Lake. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Enid Lake operates 5 Class A and 2 Class C campgrounds. The 5 Class A campgrounds include: Wallace Creek, Persimmon Hill, Chickasaw Hill, Ford’s Well, and Water Valley Boat Landing.

    These campgrounds offer a RV pad at each site with water and electrical hook ups, and a dump station is located at the entrance of each campground. All Class A campgrounds have comfort stations, shower houses, a playground, and a boat ramp.

    Camping fees range from $16 to $18 a night in Wallace Creek and Persimmon Hill, and $14 a night in Chickasaw Hill, Ford’s Well, and Water Valley Landing. Ford’s Well, which is a wrangler campground, offers RV camping. Each site has water and electrical hook ups, and a dump station is located in the campground. Other amenities includes a comfort station, picnic sites, a large picnic shelter and a gazebo. Class C campgrounds include: Plum Point and Long Branch. These campgrounds are primitive areas, but offer potable water, comfort stations, a playground, and a boat ramp and cost $6 per night.

    Campsites in Class A campgrounds can be reserved through the National Recreation Reservation System (NRRS) by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777. You can also reserve sites in these areas by logging onto the NRRS website at RECREATION.gov.              Campsites at Ford’s Well Campground are not part of the NRRS and are all are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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