US Army Corps of Engineers
Rock Island District Website

  • Temporary Closure to Smith's Island Recreation Area

    ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project will be temporarily closing Smith's Island Recreation Area at Lock and Dam 14 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, for environmental restoration work beginning on March 12.
  • FREE Boating Safety Classes

    Rock Island, IL-The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces they will be offering multiple opportunities to attend a free boating safety education class. The classes will be held on the following dates: April 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. Each class will run from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and only one 8 hour class is required to complete your certification.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers publishes request for proposals for beneficial use of dredged materials

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today published in the Federal Register its request for proposals for beneficial use of dredged material pilot projects pursuant to Section 1122 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, Beneficial Use of Dredged Material.
  • Muscatine Bald Eagle Watch 2018

    Muscatine, IA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project invites the public to enjoy a day of eagle viewing. Our annual Bald Eagle Watch, a part of the Eagles and Ivories Ragtime Weekend Festival held in Muscatine, Iowa, will take place Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Pearl City Station in Riverside Park, 100 Harbor Drive, Muscatine, Iowa.
  • Historic Clock Tower and Eagle Watch Tours

    Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the Visitor Center at Locks and Dam #15 is inviting guests to participate in Historic Clock Tower and Eagle Watching Tours. Learn about the Historic Clock Tower building as you climb the stairs to the top. Waiting there is a spectacular view of the Mississippi River where you will have the opportunity to see Bald Eagles who visit our area during the cold winter months.
  • Lock and Dam #18 Public Access Closing

    Muscatine, IA - The Lock and Dam #18 public viewing and overlook area will be closed from December 1, 2017 through March 10, 2018. Construction activities during this time prevent public access. The Henderson Creek Boat Ramp located just south of Lock and Dam #18 will remain open for public access.
  • Coralville Lake's Sugar Bottom Mountain Bike Trail Closure

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces that Coralville Lake’s Sugar Bottom Mountain Bike Trails will be closed from Dec. 2, 2017, through Jan. 10, 2018, to accommodate for the whitetail deer shotgun and muzzle loader hunting seasons. This is annual closure is needed to maintain a safe environment for everyone using Corps-managed lands during the hunting season. A map of designated public hunting areas around the lake can be found at www.Coralvillelake.org or picked up at the Administration Office. State rules and regulations apply for hunting in these areas.
  • Corps Extends Brandon Road Study Public Comment period: Hosts additional public meeting in New Orleans

    ROCK ISLAND, Illinois. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District is hosting an additional public meeting for the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) Brandon Road Draft Report on Dec. 5 from 1-4 p.m. at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District headquarters office. The meeting will be held in the District Assembly Room inside the District office at 7400 Leake Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70118.
  • Corps invites public to open house on Bulls Island Dredge Material Program

    ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District invites the public to attend an open house Monday, Nov. 13, at the Ottawa City Hall, located at 31 West Madison St, Ottawa, Illinois, 613350, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to discuss a proposed Bulls Island dredge material management plan.
  • 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.