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USACE reopens Old Bridge, Piney Grove beaches

Published July 15, 2013

MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District’s Bay Springs Site Office in Dennis, Miss. has reopened Old Bridge Beach and Piney Grove Beach on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.

These day-use areas were closed Tuesday, July 9 due to high water level impacts, but are safe for access because water levels have receded.

“We are pleased water levels have decreased and Old Bridge and Piney Grove Beaches are available again 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.

The public may contact the Bay Springs Site Office, 662-423-1287, for more information; visit and click recreation for more information on Mobile District-managed lake projects; or go to to locate any Corps lake project in the U.S.



Lance Davis

Release no. 13-030