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Recreation Area Status Updates - Updated July 11, 2022


2022 "Along the River"

Along the River 2022

To view a digital copy of the 2022 "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

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.



Mississippi River Visitor Center - Open to Public
Start Date/Time:
Friday, July 23, 2021 9:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Friday, July 23, 2021 5:00 PM
Recurring Event:
Recurring Event Every 1 days until 9/6/2021 (total 107 events)
Normal Priority

The Mississippi River Visitor Center overlooks Locks and Dam 15 in Rock Island, Illinois, and includes an observation deck, museum, interactive displays, theater, gift shop, small aquarium and one of the best views of locking through you will find on the Upper Mississippi River. Corps of Engineers park rangers and volunteers are also on hand to answer questions and assist anyone interested in purchasing America the Beautiful Interagency Passes or USACE annual day use passes. Face masks are required to be worn while inside the visitor center.

The Mississippi River Visitor Center is located at Building 328, Rodman Ave, Rock Island, Illinois. To gain access to the Rock Island Arsenal, all visitors must acquire a visitor pass from the Visitor Control Center located at 5309 Prospect Drive, Rock Island, Illinois, near the Moline entrance. More information on accessing the Rock Island Arsenal can be found by visiting the website or by calling 309-782-1337.

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Recreation Along the River