It's one of the surest signs of spring yet.

The Army Corps of Engineers opens six of its recreation areas April 1 for camping on Table Rock Lake. These parks include: Campbell Point, Cape Fair, Cricket Creek, Mill Creek, Old Highway 86, and Indian Point.

Aunts Creek, Baxter, Big M, Eagle Rock, and Viola parks open May 1. Moonshine Beach, which is a day use only area, opens May 15.

To make a reservation, call 877-444-6777 or visit

The Corps of Engineers Annual Day Use Pass is available for purchase at the gatehouse of all open parks. These passes are only valid for day use activities in Corps of Engineers' recreation areas nationwide and are good for one year from the month of purchase.