What We Do
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers staff at Wilson Lake manages the lake to
provide benefits to the nation in areas of Flood Damage Reduction, Recreation,
Fish and Wildlife Management, Water Supply and Water Quality Improvement.
The Corps manages 9,000 surface acres of water and an additional 13,000
acres of land surrounding Wilson Lake. The staff conducts dam safety inspection
and maintains the dam and outlet works. Corps employees make water release
changes to the Saline River in coordination with the Kansas City Water District
Wilson Lake has three recreation areas that are managed and maintained by
the Corps of Engineers. These parks include roads, utility systems, developed
campsites, beaches, boat ramps, fish cleaning stations, playgrounds and picnic
Many of the maintenance activities are contracted to the private sector.
Mowing, trash removal, fee collection, facility cleaning and painting are just
a few of the activities that are performed by private contractors for the
Some other activities performed by the Corps of Engineers here at Wilson
Lake include public relations, visitor assistance, wildlife food plot
management, tree planting, park patrol and park maintenance.
Who We Are
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers planned, designed,
constructed, and today manages Wilson Lake, located in central Kansas. The
Corps of Engineers is authorized to operate Wilson Dam and Lake to provide
flood damage reduction, recreation, fish and wildlife management, downstream
water quality improvement.
The employees at Wilson Lake take
pride in knowing that the people who visit Wilson Lake enjoy the clean water
and relaxing surroundings. Here at Wilson Lake we take pride in what we
The Corps of Engineers team at
Wilson Lake includes people with knowledge and skills in many different areas.
Professions represented on the staff include:
- Parks & Recreation
- Natural Resource Management
- Facility Maintenance
- Heavy/Emergency Equipment