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2021 "Along the River"

To view a digital copy of the 2021 "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 mvrodmn15@usace.army.mil

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

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, Mississippi River Project, Recreation and Natural Resource Management Section, encompasses 314 miles on the Mississippi River from Potosi, Wisconsin, to Saverton, Missouri. 

We manage a total of 16 campgrounds, 14 day use facilities, 22 boat ramps, a visitor center and 55,000 acres of forested land for public use. 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.

The Mississippi River Project has released a newly revised Master Plan for public review.
Click HERE to learn more.

News

John Hay Recreation Area closing temporarily
6/29/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is temporarily closing the John Hay Recreation Area in East Hannibal, Illinois, to public access starting July 6. The closure, which is...

Events

Event StartEvent EndTitle
7/25/2021 9:00 AM 7/25/2021 5:00 PM Mississippi River Visitor Center - Open to Public
7/26/2021 9:00 AM 7/26/2021 5:00 PM Mississippi River Visitor Center - Open to Public
7/27/2021 9:00 AM 7/27/2021 5:00 PM Mississippi River Visitor Center - Open to Public
7/28/2021 9:00 AM 7/28/2021 5:00 PM Mississippi River Visitor Center - Open to Public
7/29/2021 9:00 AM 7/29/2021 5:00 PM Mississippi River Visitor Center - Open to Public
7/30/2021 9:00 AM 7/30/2021 5:00 PM Mississippi River Visitor Center - Open to Public
7/31/2021 9:00 AM 7/31/2021 5:00 PM Mississippi River Visitor Center - Open to Public
8/1/2021 9:00 AM 8/1/2021 5:00 PM Mississippi River Visitor Center - Open to Public
8/2/2021 9:00 AM 8/2/2021 5:00 PM Mississippi River Visitor Center - Open to Public
8/3/2021 9:00 AM 8/3/2021 5:00 PM Mississippi River Visitor Center - Open to Public

Recreation Along the River