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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Melvern Lake has announced a new reservation policy for the Arrow Rock Campground beginning May 1, 2020.
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers protects and manages the land and water at Melvern Lake as a public trust, providing quality recreational experiences, while maintaining the integrity of the natural environment. We assure project visitors with a safe and healthful setting and many diverse recreational opportunities.
Melvern Lake supplements the flows on the Marias des Cygnes River. With its extensive watershed, Melvern Lake can greatly assist in water quality and quantity for downstream municipal and industrial water supplies as well as those that draw directly from the lake.
Melvern Lake’s plays a part in the flood control on the Marias des Cygnes River, Osage River, Missouri River, and the Mississippi River. Flood waters can be impounded until conditions downstream allow for their gradual, safe release. Communities downstream benefit from this flood control protection; to date Melvern Lake has saved more than $220 million in flood damage.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism work together to create and manage the natural resources at Melvern Lake. Wetlands, native grasslands, waterfowl refuges, agricultural fields, upland areas, and timber stands are all available at Melvern Lake.

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Melvern Lake Project Office
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
31051 Melvern Lake Parkway
Melvern, Kansas 66510

Tel: 785-549-3318
Fax: 785-549-3611

Email: Melvern@usace.army.mil

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Melvern Lake announces new reservation policy for Arrow Rock Campground
12/20/2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Melvern Lake has announced a new reservation policy for the Arrow Rock Campground beginning May 1, 2020. Currently, all campsites in Arrow Rock Campground are 100%...