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  • 22-046 Corps stops diverting water as Mill Creek flows recede

    WALLA WALLA, WA – Water Management officials at the Walla Walla District stopped diverting water into Bennington Lake at 5:45 a.m. in response to receding flows coming down Mill Creek. The diverted water will remain in Bennington Lake until Russell Creek and Cottonwood Creek flows recede.
  • North Hartland Lake beach and boat ramp to close August 15 for construction work

     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced today that the beach and boat ramp
  • Below average runoff forecasts for upper Missouri River Basin continue

    Runoff continues to be below average in the upper Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa. Below-normal precipitation, dry soil conditions in the western portions of the basin, and cooler-than-normal temperatures slowing mountain snowmelt, resulted in a May runoff of 2.7 million acre-feet. While this was 0.4 MAF more than forecast last month, this volume is still 79% of average.
  • The Dalles Dam Visitor Center reopens for summer season

    The Dalles Dam Visitor Center reopened to the public May 27. Operating hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday, through the end of August.
  • USACE and Jasper County provide recreation and safety improvements at Sam Rayburn Reservoir

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at Sam Rayburn Reservoir announce today a partnership with Jasper County, Texas to provide courtesy dock and other enhancements at Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
  • 22-038 Corps updates Safe Lockage Policy for recreational vessels on Columbia, Snake rivers

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has put the following guidelines in place for the continued safe passage of recreational craft through the navigation locks at McNary, John Day, The Dalles, and Bonneville dams on the Columbia River, and Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose and Lower Granite dams on the Snake River:
  • Hidden hotspots offer 18 ways to kick off Memorial Day weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – This weekend, outdoor recreation kicks off in full swing and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has made a short list of “Hidden Heartland Hotspots” for folks looking to try something new this Memorial Day weekend. Just make sure your Memorial Day Weekend is memorable for all the right reasons by practicing these safety tips!
  • USACE Elm Brook Park in Hopkinton to open for recreation season May 28

     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced today that Elm Brook Park in
  • 22-037 Lucky Peak announces Barclay Bay Boat Ramp will be closed for the summer

    BOISE, Idaho – Barclay Bay Boat Ramp will be closed this summer due to low water levels, sedimentation on the ramp and lack of adequate docking space. Parking will still be available for vehicles and trailers. Turner Gulch and Spring Shores boat ramps will be available for launching.
  • Stay afloat and know before you get on the boat

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tomorrow starts National Safe Boating Week and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges you to stay afloat with responsible recreation before you step on the boat.   We encourage all water-vessel operators and passengers to take the safe-boating pledge and exercise caution while enjoying their favorite water-based activities during this national effort recognized May 21-27, 2022 by the Safe Boating Council. USACE is one of the nation’s leading providers of outdoor recreation with more than 400 lake and river projects, and wearing an approved life jacket is the simplest life-saving strategy for recreational boaters.

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  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day

    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 Veterans Day, November 11.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives fees and invites volunteers to participate in National Public Lands Day, Sept. 25

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, Sept. 25.
  • Army Corps of Engineers promotes water safety this summer season

    Warmer weather is almost here and that means millions of Americans will be planning visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers. As the steward of many of these public waters, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and thoughtful activities in and around the water.
  • Share Your Story

    Recreation.gov is seeking stories about adventures that touched your heart, made you laugh and created a memorable experience that will last a lifetime.
  • Corps of Engineers announces reduced park operations at Hartwell Lake in 2021

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today it will reduce park operations at Hartwell Lake beginning with the 2021 recreation season due to reduced federal funding for recreation. The Corps intends to lease five Corps-operated recreation areas to local municipalities to reduce the overall operation and maintenance footprint in an effort to maintain a sustainable level of recreation facilities within funding restraints. Reductions in service levels and increased volunteer efforts initiated and implemented throughout the past decade will also continue.
  • Cochiti Lake to reopen January 4, 2021

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Albuquerque District announced Dec. 21, 2020, that Cochiti Lake is scheduled to reopen for day use beginning Jan. 4, 2021.
  • NR 20-030: Video highlights water management in Cumberland River Basin

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 10, 2020) – The public is invited to watch a newly released video that highlights how water is managed in the Cumberland River Basin in support of flood risk management, commercial navigation, hydropower production, water supply, environmental stewardship, and recreational opportunities.
  • Gavins Point Dam releases reduced to winter release rate

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began reducing the Gavins Point releases to the winter release rate on Nov. 24, marking the end of flow support for the 2020 Missouri River navigation season. “Releases from Gavins Point Dam were reduced from 34,000 cubic feet per second to 17,000 cfs,” said John Remus, Chief of the Missouri River Water Management Division. “Releases from Gavins Point will be adjusted this winter as needed to lessen the impacts of river ice formation on water intakes in the lower river.” Based on the Sept. 1 System storage, Gavins Point Dam winter releases will be at least 17,000 cfs.
  • 20-059 Corps winter park hours resume at Swallows Park and Chestnut Beach

    Clarkston, Wash. – The park hours at Swallows Park, Chestnut Beach and all restrooms along the Greenbelt Trail are switching to updated winter hours, effective immediately.
  • USACE Vicksburg District launches new payment system for fee collection at Lake Ouachita campground

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has launched a new electronic payment system for fee collection and reservations at Twin Creek Campground at Lake Ouachita.