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  • Volksweg Trail Expansion Project

    The US Army Corps of Engineers will be extending the Volksweg Trail 2.6 miles from the trailhead at Robert’s Creek west to Cordova Park. A new trailhead with parking lot is also planned at Cordova. The Volksweg Trail was started in the early 1990's as part of the Des Moines Recreational River and Greenbelt Project. Currently, it is a fourteen mile paved path that winds along the north side of Lake Red Rock, below the Red Rock Dam, and into the City of Pella. The Corps of Engineers is excited to extend this very popular trail to provide additional recreational opportunities for our visitors and local communities! Work on the extension project is anticipated to be completed sometime during Summer 2019.
  • Veterans Trail at Coralville Lake to close for major rehabilitation

    ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is closing the Veterans Trail at Coralville Lake, Iowa, beginning Nov. 12 to perform major rehabilitation. Work on the trail is expected to last into late spring or early summer. The trail is anticipated to reopen on or before Memorial Day 2018.
  • Rice Lake ribbon cutting celebrates habitat restoration project completion

    ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in cooperation with its partners at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Rice Lake Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project Thursday, Oct. 12 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Lake Red Rock Volunteers Receive National Award

    Chester and Phyllis Briggs, Newton residents and long-time Lake Red Rock volunteers, are two of this year's national recipients of the Enduring Service Volunteer Award. They will receive the award at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 28 at the Bass Pro Shops in Altoona, Iowa. The Corps Foundation established the award in January 2016 to honor long term service and outstanding accomplishments by individuals and families of volunteers at US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) lakes and waterways.
  • Campground End of Season Dates

    IOWA CITY, IOWA – The end of the 2017 camping season at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Coralville Lake is approaching.
  • National Public Lands Day: Saylorville Lake Area Clean-up

    September 30th is National Public Lands Day and the US Army Corps of Engineers at Saylorville Lake is hosting a cleanup project beginning at 11AM, ending at 3PM. Join more than 175,000 volunteers around the nation by spending the day outdoors ensuring our public lands continue to be beautiful places for all to enjoy. Participants who would like to help clean up the environment around Saylorville Lake can sign up at the Saylorville Lake Visitor Center.
  • Three Public Meetings Scheduled to Discuss Brandon Road Draft Report

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – In order to facilitate discussion of the recently-released Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study – Brandon Road Draft report, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled three public meetings with locations in Chicago, Muskegon, Michigan; and Joiliet, Illinois.
  • Due to high demand, Mississippi River Visitor Center receives extra senior passes

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi River Visitor Center has received a new shipment of $10 America the Beautiful - Senior Passes, which had previously been sold out and were not expected to be replaced. This is the only facility within the Rock Island District that will have passes available. The passes, which have been in high demand since a price increase was announced in July, are available to all U.S. citizens age 62 or older and provide entrance to federally operated recreation sites across the country. For more information about the pass and other passes offered by the federal recreation program visit:
  • Corps releases draft report related to preventing spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released The Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study – Brandon Road Draft Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement – Will County, Illinois (GLMRIS-Brandon Road Report) for public review and comment. The report can be found on the GLMRIS – Brandon Road website at
  • Senior Passes SOLD OUT at Saylorville Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Saylorville Lake has sold out of the America the Beautiful $10