MWR is a military term that stands for “Morale, Welfare, and Recreation”.  Within the Mississippi River Project we have several campsites that are available for active military and their family members of all branches of service to reserve for up to two weeks at a time, free of charge, to show our support to active military personnel and their families for all of the sacrifices they make to protect and preserve our freedom.

The rangers have designated one site at Grant River, Thomson Causeway, Fisherman's Corner, Clark's Ferry, and Shady Creek that will be marked with a MWR tag and flag posted on the site when reserved for an active military member. Active military personnel can make reservations for use of the site anytime between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend by contacting the fee booth in person or by telephone.  The site must be reserved no less than three days in advance of arrival. 


On days when not reserved or occupied, the MWR site will be available to any walk-up camper to camp upon – and regular pricing will apply.  Those wishing to camp on the site will be limited to registering for a maximum of two nights stay, but may re-register for additional two nights (up to a maximum of 14 days) if the site continues to be unused or unreserved by any active military personnel. These MWR sites cannot be reserved by any other military personnel, army civilians or retired military personnel.  It is for active duty personnel only.  Proof of active duty will be required by showing a valid military identification card upon registration.