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Recreation Overview

USACE Ranger with kidsThe 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

Donate your Christmas Tree to create new fish habitats
12/29/2020
What do you do with the Christmas tree when the holiday season is over? Complete your gift-giving by donating your discarded tree for fish cover at several Little Rock District lakes...
Riverview Park closed to all pedestrian traffic
11/13/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Russellville Site Office advises that Riverview Park will be closed to all traffic until further notice beginning Monday Nov. 16...
NR 20-027: Dale Hollow Lake's Eagle Watch cancelled due to pandemic
11/10/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 10, 2020) – The annual Dale Hollow Lake Eagle Watch is cancelled in January 2021 due to COVID-19 and concerns with space limitations on the barge that transports visitors during...
NR 20-027: Dale Hollow Lake's Eagle Watch cancelled due to pandemic
11/10/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 10, 2020) – The annual Dale Hollow Lake Eagle Watch is cancelled in January 2021 due to COVID-19 and concerns with space limitations on the barge that transports visitors during...

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.
  • 28,550 volunteers work 1.50 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-managed recreation areas will find 41,188 miles of shoreline; 3,572 miles of trails; 91,583 campsites, and 3,713 boat ramps nationally.

For more facts on the USACE Recreation Program, please visit Fast Facts.

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