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2020 "Along the River"

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To view a digital copy of the 2020 "Along the River" booklet, click on the image above. To request a free copy of the booklet by mail, call 309-794-5338 or email your MAILING ADDRESS to

The Along the River publication provides detailed information on all Mississippi River Project recreation areas including campgrounds, boat ramps and day use areas, and includes a calendar of events for these areas. 

Welcome to the Mississippi River Project

We are the Rock Island District, Mississippi River Project, Recreation and Natural Resource Management Section. Our project encompasses 314 miles on the Mississippi River from Potosi, Wisconsin to Saverton, Missouri. 

We provide 16 campgrounds, 14 day use facilities, 22 boat ramps, a visitor center and 55,000 acres of forested land. Our project is the oldest and one of the largest continually managed forested resources managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. We take pride in protecting our diverse natural resources while providing safe recreational opportunities for everyone to enjoy.

If you are interested in finding out more about our many recreational areas, this website is the place to explore. If you are interested in receiving a hard copy of our Along the River Guide to Recreation for the Mississippi River Project feel free to e-mail or call us at 309-794-5338.

Mississippi River Project is in the process of updating its Master Plan (MP). 
For more information please click here.


Corps to Conduct Emergency Drill at Locks and Dam 14
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District will conduct an emergency, man overboard drill at Locks and Dam 14 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, at approximately 10 a.m., Thursday, June 18. This...
John Hay Recreation Area in East Hannibal Temporarily Closed
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has temporarily closed the John Hay Recreation Area in East Hannibal, Illinois, until further notice. The closure, which is anticipated to last...
Corps to open Lock and Dam 14 Auxiliary Lock and modify zone designation in the LeClaire Canal
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi River Project will open the Locks and Dam 14 auxiliary lock in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, for weekend recreational boating traffic beginning June 12 and...


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Recreation Along the River