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Posted 5/24/2013

Release no. 13-022

Lance Davis

MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District’s Bay Springs Site Office in Dennis, Miss. is scheduled to reopen Old Bridge Beach and Piney Grove Beach on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Watery Sunday, May 26 at 9:00 a.m.

These day-use areas were closed Wednesday, May 22 due to high water level impacts, but water levels have begun to recede and are projected to continue receding throughout the weekend. The public may contact the Bay Springs Site Office, 662-423-1287, for more information.  

“We are pleased water levels have started to decrease and we can reopen Old Bridge and Piney Grove Beaches during the holiday weekend for the public to enjoy,” Lance Davis, a public affairs specialist for USACE Mobile District, said. “We encourage everyone to always practice water and boating safety.”  

Old Bridge and Piney Grove are U.S. fee beach areas operated by USACE Mobile District. Currently the fee is $4.00 per vehicle, up to eight persons.  

Old Bridge Beach is located on the southwest side of Bay Springs Lake just off of MS Highway 4 and Prentiss County Road 3501. It contains a playground area; fishing pier, restroom; two, large covered shelters – Old Lodge and Lovers Leap; and other single uncovered picnic tables with grills, outdoors shower, volleyball court, and a white sand beach.  

Piney Grove is located on the west side of Bay Springs Lake just off of Prentiss County Road 3501, which can be reached from MS Highways 30 and 4. This area contains a white sand beach, restroom, indoor and outdoor showers, a gazebo, volleyball court, small covered shelter, and other single uncovered picnic tables with grills.  

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