VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has launched a new electronic payment system for fee collection and reservations at Twin Creek Campground at Lake Ouachita.
Launched Dec. 1, Scan and Pay is a QR code-based feature of the Recreation.gov mobile app that will allow campers to reserve campsites in person on a first come, first served basis only and reduce contact between rangers and the public. To claim and purchase a campsite, visitors must be physically present and use the app to scan the QR code at a nearby kiosk. Campers must also take a self-check-in card from the kiosk and write down their campsite number, arrival and departure dates, and their Recreation.gov confirmation number. The card must be attached to the campsite post. Both the QR code and confirmation number or the check-in card will serve as a proof of purchase throughout their stay.
The new payment system is a pilot program for the Lake Ouachita campgrounds. Twin Creek is a Class B campground that offers 15 campsites and various amenities such as a boat ramp, swimming beach and fishing pier.
Recreation visitors should practice social distancing and other COVID-19 safety precautions required and recommended by local, state and federal authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC guidance on visiting parks and recreation facilities can be found online at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/visitors.html.
The USACE Vicksburg District owns and operates more than 100 recreation areas across Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana where millions of visitors enjoy fishing, camping, hunting, boating, hiking, swimming, geocaching and more every year. The Vicksburg District’s 10 flood control reservoirs across Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana provide numerous benefits to the region, including flood risk management, hydropower, water supply, wildlife management and recreation.
The USACE Vicksburg District is engineering solutions to the nation’s toughest challenges. The USACE Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline Mississippi River levees. The district is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.