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Recreation Overview

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the nation's leading federal providers of outdoor recreation with more than 400 lake and river projects in 43 states. Visitors of all ages can enjoy traditional activities like hiking, boating, fishing, camping and hunting, and for those slightly more adventurous there is snorkeling, windsurfing, whitewater rafting, mountain biking and geo-caching.  Regardless of your favorite outdoor activity one thing is certain, recreation enriches people's lives.  A visit to an Army Corps of Engineers' recreation area can strengthen family ties and friendships; create unforgettable memories and connect people to nature that will last a lifetime.

With 90 percent of our recreation areas located within 50 miles of a major metropolitan center, there is a Corps site near you. We invite you to visit us!

Latest News

Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day
11/6/2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,800 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Veterans Day, November 11...

Did you know?

  • USACE is one of the nation's leading federal providers of outdoor recreation managing more than 400 lake and river projects in 43 states.
  • USACE-managed waters provide 14 percent of all U.S. freshwater fishing.
  • 43,975 volunteers work 1.62 million hours annually at USACE projects.
  • Seven of the top 10 migratory bird flyways in the U.S. crossover USACE-managed waters.
  • USACE is responsible for 12 million acres of public lands and waters nationwide.
  • A visitor to USACE recreation areas will find 55,390 miles of shoreline; 7,856 miles of trails; 92,588 campsites, and 3,754 boat ramps nationally.


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Bobber the Water Safety Dog
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Obama Administration announces redesigned Recreation.gov site