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North Overlook Beach Open

Recent water testing at Lake Red Rock's North Overlook Beach shows low bacteria levels, and the previous swimming advisory is no longer in effect. The main body of the lake and Whitebreast Beach also show low bacterial counts. Sampling at the beaches is performed weekly by the Corps of Engineers through a contract with Iowa State University. Further information on the Corps of Engineers water quality monitoring procedures may be obtained at the Red Rock Visitor Center. [Read More]
Published: Jul-01-14

Grant River Recreation Area Closed

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the Grant River Recreation Area will be closed beginning today, Tuesday, July 1st, until further notice due to the rising flood waters of the Mississippi River. The recreation area will be re-opened as soon as the water recedes and the area is clean and safe for visitors. [Read More]
Published: Jul-01-14

Boating Safety Education Class

Quincy, Ill. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi River Project announces that the Quincy Park Rangers will be instructing an Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IL DNR) Boating Safety Education Class on Saturday, June 14 at Adams County Farm Bureau from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. [Read More]
Published: Jun-10-14

New Visitor Center Hours

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi River Project announces that the Visitor Center located at Locks and Dam 15 will be closed on Sundays and Mondays until further notice beginning June 15, 2014. The Visitor Center will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and will be offering normally scheduled tours and programming on these days. [Read More]
Published: Jun-04-14

Lock and Dam #16 Tours

Muscatine, IA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project invites the public to enjoy a tour of Lock and Dam #16. Every Sunday from May 25, 2014 through August 31, 2014 at 2:00 PM, weather permitting, tours of Locks and Dam #16 will be conducted for the public. A special Memorial Day weekend tour will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM. [Read More]
Published: May-24-14

Free Memorial Day Weekend Locks and Dam Tours

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces they will be offering free tours of Locks and Dam #15 during the Memorial Day weekend. These tours will be offered at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. each day from May 24 – 26 and will each last one hour. [Read More]
Published: May-21-14

Campground Programs at Corps of Engineers Parks

Muscatine, IA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project invites campers and the visiting public to attend campground programs held at Shady Creek Recreation Area and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Fairport Fish Hatchery. Throughout the summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, presenters will cover a host of topics for all to enjoy. [Read More]
Published: May-19-14

IL DNR Boating Safety Education Class

Quincy, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi River Project announces that the Quincy Park Rangers will be teaching an Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IL DNR) Boating Safety Education Class. The eight (8) hour class is free and course subjects include: Basic boating safety; Equipment requirements; Motorboat registration and titling; Illinois boating laws; Navigation; Personal watercraft (PWC); and Emergency measures. [Read More]
Published: May-09-14

Blanding Landing Recreation Area Opens for the 2014 Season

Dubuque, IA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces the opening of Blanding Landing Recreation Area on May 9, 2014. [Read More]
Published: Apr-28-14

23rd Annual Mississippi River Eco-Meet Scheduled for Dubuque

Dubuque, IA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi River Project announces the 23rd annual Eco-Meet on Friday May 16th. This special event will be held at Eagle Point Park in Dubuque, Iowa from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. [Read More]
Published: Apr-28-14
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