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  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 15. The waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and swimming beaches. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities (group picnic shelters) and events. Other agencies that manage recreation areas on USACE lands are encouraged, but not required, to offer the waiver in the areas that they manage.
  • Auxiliary Lock to open for season at Lock 14

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, announces the auxiliary lock, located at Locks and Dam 14 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, will open May 27 for recreational boating traffic. Every weekend until Sept. 5, the lock will be open for recreational use on Fridays from 4-10 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from Noon-10 p.m. In addition, the auxiliary lock will be open Noon-10 p.m. on the Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day holidays and until midnight on Friday, August 12, to assist recreational boaters attending Tugfest activities and the fireworks display.
  • Corps of Engineers to host ribbon cutting at Lake Ashtabula visitor center

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will celebrate the reopening of its newly renovated visitor center at its Lake Ashtabula Dam and Recreation Area, as well as the site’s 70th anniversary, with a ribbon cutting ceremony May 18, at 11 a.m.
  • Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary to Host Walk for Wildlife 5K Benefitting Local Wildlife

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rivers Project Office, is partnering with the Audubon Center at Riverlands and TreeHouse Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to host the second annual Walk for Wildlife event on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This fun-run style walk will benefit the TreeHouse Wildlife Center during the peak spring baby season while also supporting the conservation education team at the Audubon Center at Riverlands.
  • Corps continues to delay the opening of Lake Ashtabula campground due to flooding

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will continue to delay the opening of the campground facilities at Lake Ashtabula due to impacts from flooding until May 19.
  • St. Louis District reminds visitors to practice water safety

    As millions of Americans plan visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers, the St. Louis District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and thoughtful activities in, on, and around open water. Tragically, people lose their lives while visiting USACE-managed lands and waters every year. Most of the tragedies are water related. The public’s help is needed to reduce the number of fatalities at the more than 2,800 USACE-managed recreation areas nationwide. USACE personnel stress the importance of water safety year-round when talking with visitors, but especially during the summer season because that is when most public recreation fatalities occur.
  • Traildogs take a bite out of thistle weed at USACE Vicksburg District’s Lake Ouachita

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Lake Ouachita Vista Trail recently saw aesthetic improvements thanks to volunteers.
  • Park Rangers Offer Public Tours of Lock and Dam 24 in Conjunction with Eagle Days

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rivers Project Office, is partnering with the City of Clarksville to bring additional experiences to their annual Clarksville Eagle Days. Throughout the two-day event, USACE Park Rangers will offer free public tours of Lock and Dam 24, which is not typically open for public touring.
  • USACE Vicksburg District, Corps Foundation recognize volunteer duo for 14 years of excellent service

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District recently recognized Lake Ouachita volunteers Windell and Carolyn Belford with the Volunteer Excellence Coin for their 14 years of exemplary service at Denby Point Recreation Area.
  • USACE Vicksburg District announces changes for annual Eagle Watch and Fish Habitat Days

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announces the Mississippi lakes will not hold in-person Eagle Watch or Fish Habitat Day events this year due to Covid-19 transmission concerns.