John James Audubon State Park campground closed during 2018 for construction

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The campground at John James Audubon State Park will be closed during 2018 because of nearby construction work.

The dam that created Scenic Lake must be reinforced and the campground will be used as a staging area for construction equipment.

The work, overseen by the state Division of Water, is being performed this spring on Scenic Lake Dam to bring it into compliance with the Commonwealths requirements for high hazard dams and to provide safety for areas in Henderson that lie downstream from the dam. The estimated cost of this phase is $2 million.

Work includes making the dam stronger and construction of a new spillway.

Guests with camping reservations will receive refunds. Other Kentucky State Park campgrounds, including Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, Lake Malone State Park and Nolin Lake State Park, have campgrounds that open March 15.

Camping reservations can be made by visiting www.parks.ky.gov.