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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the largest provider of water-based outdoor recreation in the nation. The Rock Island District operates and maintains 97 recreation areas in five states. Visitors of all ages can enjoy traditional activities like hiking, biking, fishing, camping and hunting, and for those slightly more adventurous there is windsurfing, disc golf, mountain biking and geocaching. Regardless of your favorite 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.

Did you know?

  • The Army Corps of Engineers hosts 250 million visits annually to its recreation areas.
  • Corps-managed waters provide 18 percent of all U.S. freshwater fishing.
  • 45,104 volunteers work 1.56 million hours annually at Corps projects-- providing more than $37.5 million in value of service.
  • Seven of the top 10 migratory bird flyways in the U.S. crossover Corps-managed waters.
  • The Corps manages 12 million acres of public lands and waters in 43 states.
  • A visitor to Corps recreation areas can find 55,390 milies of shoreline; 7,892 miles of trails; 93,101 campsites and 3,748 boat launch ramps nationally.