Hartwell Lake is one of the southeast’s largest and most popular public recreation lakes. Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1955 and 1963, the authorized purposes are flood risk management, water quality, water supply, downstream navigation, hydropower production, fish and wildlife protection, and recreation. Each year, millions of people utilize the many public parks, marinas, and campgrounds conveniently located around the lake to pursue a variety of outdoor recreational experiences – making Hartwell one of the most visited Corps lakes in the nation [READ MORE].
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hartwell Lake Seeks Public Comment On Inflatable Water Park
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Office is seeking comments from the public regarding a proposed request from Big Water Marina to install and operate an inflatable water park amenity (called a Wibit) at the marina site. If positive feedback is received and the proposal is approved, the water park would be a seasonal amenity operated by marina staff during the summer recreation season, May-September. The proposed hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Sunday. There will be two sessions available each day. The first session is from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and the second session is 2-5 p.m. Each session pass will be $24.99 per participant and available for purchase at the check-in kiosk or online at the marina’s website. Links to the Wibit Proposal and conceptual diagram are below this announcement. To comment, please send input to SAS.CESAS-OP-H@usace.army.mil with the following in the Subject Line: “Attn: BWM Proposal.” Comments will be accepted through close of business April 19, 2022.
Wibit Inflatable Proposal
Wibit Inflatable Conceptual Diagram