Albert Pike Campground temporarily closes

    6:42 PM, Jun 11, 2010   |    comments
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    Search and rescue operations are still underway at this hour under the direction of the Montgomery County Sheriff's office. They will be suspended at dark.

    The campground is located approximately 17 miles from Glenwood, Arkansas on the Caddo-Womble Ranger District. Known for rugged terrain and pristine waters like the adjacent Little Missouri River, the campground is a favorite outdoor spot for visitors.

    Forest personnel are reporting major damage to vehicles, campground facilities and personal property at Albert Pike after a heavy storm stalled over the remote area. Many trees were downed as a result of fast moving waters causing area roads to be impassable. An Incident Management Team is on the scene.

    Some Forest Service roads in the area may be closed for a few days due to roads/culverts/bridges being washed out or boulders deposited in the road. Area residents are encouraged to pay attention to signs closing roads. Even though damage may not be evident, there may be structural damage that resulted.

    Members of the Red Cross will soon be in place to assist with various needs, including assistance in locating missing family members.

    Also, please note that the Children's Fishing Derby originally scheduled to take place at Albert Pike on Saturdayhas been cancelled.

    For information on Albert Pike Campground facilities or surrounding area, please contact Tracy Farley at (479) 964-7200 or C.J. Norvell at (918) 567-2326.


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