Boat Launches to Open at Okatibbee

Lauderdale County, Miss. Lake Okatibbee has been closed due to the government shutdown, but we have good news for boaters and fishermen.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says, since it foresees the shutdown continuing for an extended period of time, they want to ease the burden on the public.

Starting Saturday, the Gin Creek and Pine Springs boat launches will be open.

The corps of engineers only asks that boaters be considerate of the area, or those access points will have to closed again.