(04/20/2007)
With summer approaching, everyone anticipates the warmer weather and the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Burnsville Lake would like to take an opportunity to announce the anticipated opening dates of its campgrounds for the upcoming 2007 recreation season.

Riffle Run Campground, Main Fork is scheduled to open to the public on April 20.

Riffle Run Campground, Left Fork is scheduled to open on May 25. Riffle Run campground will operate under the self-registration system for the entire season with a Volunteer Campground Host on-site.

Sites with full-hookups (water, sewage, and electricity) are $26 per night, sites with electricity are $20 per night, and sites with no hook-ups are $12 per night.

On the other end of the lake, Bulltown Campground, C-Loop, is scheduled to open to the public on April 20 with rest of the areas within Bulltown Campground opening on May 18 along with the Entrance Station.

Until that time, Bulltown Campground will operate on a self-registration system with the assistance of a Volunteer Campground Host.

Sites with full-hookups (water, sewage, and electricity) are $26 per night, waterfront sites with electricity are $22 per night, and sites with electricity are $20 per night.

Reservations are accepted from May 23 through September 2 and may be made by contacting the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777, or visit them online at   www.recreation.gov

Trout stocking in the tailwaters of the dam began in late February and has drawn many anglers out of their winter recesses on the sunny days.

The Burnsville Lake Tailwaters is stocked with trout by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources on a bi-weekly schedule from March through May. For more information, visit the WVDNR website at   www.wvdnr.gov

Annual Passes for 2007 are on sale at the Project Office for $30 each.

Shelter reservations may be made by contacting the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777, or visit them on the web at   www.recreation.gov

Individuals who wish to reserve the Bulltown Interpretive Shelter must call the Project Office.

For current conditions, site availability, or more information about Burnsville Lake, call the Daily Information line at (304)853-2398, or contact the Project Office at (304)853-2371.


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