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  • Temporary road closure scheduled for Lake Red Rock dam inspection

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will close a portion of Highway T-15 that traverses Lake Red Rock dam and the North Tailwater Recreation Area, May 31 through June 2 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to allow for inspections and survey work on the dam. A signed detour will be in place for those traveling between Pella and Knoxville, Iowa. The Lake Red Rock Visitor Center, North Overlook and South Tailwater Recreation Areas will remain accessible during the closure.
  • FREE vessel safety checks offered at Lake Red Rock

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, is offering free vessel safety checks at Lake Red Rock’s Whitebreast Boat Ramp Saturday, May 21, from noon to 2 p.m., in the overflow parking lot. No preregistration is needed to attend.
  • Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors to practice water safety

    As millions of Americans plan visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and thoughtful activities in, on, and around open water.
  • Volunteers needed at Lake Red Rock this summer

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is currently accepting applications for volunteers interested in providing services at Lake Red Rock during the 2022 camping season. Positions include custodial work at parks and campgrounds around Lake Red Rock.
  • Updates to cause early closures at Saylorville Lake and Lake Red Rock this fall

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will close several campgrounds and day use recreation areas at Saylorville Lake and Lake Red Rock ahead of schedule this fall to perform much needed upgrades and repairs to water and sewer line systems.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to resume collection of day use recreation fees October 1

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will resume the collection of fees at its day use recreation areas beginning October 1. Fee collections were suspended earlier this year when recreation areas were closed due to COVID-19 precautions.
  • North Tailwater Recreation Area to reopen below Lake Red Rock Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District will reopen for public use the North Tailwater Recreation Area below Lake Red Rock Dam Oct. 1. The area has been closed since Fall 2014 due to construction of the new Red Rock Hydropower Project.
  • Volksweg Trail Extension Now Open to Cordova Park

    The newest section of the Volksweg Trail at Lake Red Rock is now complete and open to the public.  This extension adds an additional 2.5 miles of trail from the Roberts Creek trailhead west to Cordova County Park.  The full length of the Volksweg is now over 17 miles.   
  • Swimming Not Recommended at Lake Red Rock Beaches

    Due to elevated bacteria levels, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District does not recommend swimming at the North Overlook and Whitebreast beaches at Lake Red Rock.
  • Army Corps of Engineers reports an increase in adult drowning at its lake and river projects this summer

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that more than 30 people lost their lives to drowning in June at lake and river projects the agency manages. The June statistics represent a 47 percent increase in drownings over the same time period last year. USACE also reported that nearly all the drowning victims were adult males between the ages of 18 and 85 and were not wearing a life jacket at the time of the drowning.