The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced changes beginning Monday at Rocky Creek Park and Yegua Creek Park at Lake Somerville.
Corps officials say the move will allow those sites for camping but not day use, serving campers only as the campgrounds were originally designed.
Access to the campgrounds for shoreline fishing, sightseeing, walking and biking and access to nature trails and playgrounds will no longer be permitted. However, day use boat ramp launching will be allowed until Oct. 1st.
The parks were originally designed as campgrounds only. However, day users were later allowed access for other activities.
Corps officials say the number of day users utilizing the campgrounds generally increased each year, and visitation has grown so large that it now negatively impacts the use of the campground by campers.
Beginning Monday, only campers with advanced reservations made at www.recreation.gov or by telephone at (877) 444-6777 will be allowed access to the campgrounds.