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Recreation Area Status Updates - Updated May 17, 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.


Auxiliary Lock to open for season at Lock 14
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, announces the auxiliary lock, located at Locks and Dam 14 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, will open May 27 for recreational boating traffic. Every...
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...
FREE Boating Safety Classes to be Offered
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will be offering two, free boating safety education classes, May 7 and 14 at the Mississippi River Project Office near Locks and Dam 14 in...


Boating Safety Class
Start Date/Time:
Saturday, May 14, 2022 8:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Saturday, May 14, 2022 4:30 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority

Free Boating Safety Class held at the Mississippi River Project Office in Pleasant Valley, IA. Registration is required. Call the Mississippi River Visitor Center at 309-794-5338 to signup.

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Recreation Along the River