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Recreation Area Status Updates - Updated January 25, 2023


2023 "Along the River"

To view a digital copy of the 2023 "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.


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Corps of Engineers to offer FREE boating safety courses
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will be offering free boating safety education classes at the Mississippi River Project Office near Locks and Dam 14 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa,...


Boating Safety Class
Start Date/Time:
Saturday, April 15, 2023 8:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Saturday, April 15, 2023 4:30 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that they will be offering free boating safety classes from 8:00am – 4:30pm on April 15, 2023 at the Mississippi River Project Office in Pleasant Valley, IA. Please call 309-794-5338 to sign up or click HERE for more information.

Owned by Michael Mckean On Thursday, February 16, 2023

Recreation Along the River