By Gary Hawkins, Recreation Program Manager
Colson Hollow Road 169 Creek Crossing Hardening Project
Forest Service Road 169 is the access to Colson Hollow Group Campground. There is a low water creek crossing at the entrance of the developed recreation site.
There have been intense storms that have deposited gravel in the crossing that made it difficult for many vehicles to use. The group that maintains the cemetery located at the back of the campground was having trouble using the crossing with mowers after storms.
Planning and funding were in place in October of 2015. The creek crossing was stabilized and hardened by using armor flex block. The project was planned by the Land Between The Lakes Engineering department and completed in by Envirosmart using Capital improvement and road maintenance funds.