REMINDER: Fireworks prohibited on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property

Published June 29, 2017

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, reminds everyone that possession of explosives or explosive devices of any kind, including fireworks and other pyrotechnics, on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property is prohibited. This prohibition applies to all recreation areas at Saylorville Lake, Lake Red Rock and Coralville Lake as well as Corps of Engineers locations along the Illinois Waterway and Mississippi River.  

Although recent changes to Iowa law now permits firework use on private property during specific times of the year, this change did not affect federal regulations. It is a user’s responsibility to know when and where fireworks may be used legally and safely. Violators of these regulations will be cited. 

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 across Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri. Visitors of all ages can enjoy traditional activities like hiking, biking, fishing, camping and hunting or more adventurous fun like windsurfing, disc golf, mountain biking and geocaching. For more information on recreation areas across the Rock Island District visit

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Release no. 17-035