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  • Safety tips for Independence Day weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As the nation's largest federal provider of water-based recreation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District stresses water safety and urges extra caution while in or around water during the upcoming Independence Day holiday. Recent localized rainfall across the Heartland have increased water in our reservoirs, tributaries and rivers.  Current conditions and outlook continue to improve on the Missouri River and the tributaries that feed into it. Several of our reservoirs continue to hold water increasing lake levels and hazards that may be submerged underwater or floating debris.
  • Some campsites temporarily closed at Slough Creek Park due to nesting bald eagles

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District announced that a portion of campsites at Slough Creek Park will be delayed reopening due to the recent discovery of a pair of nesting bald eagles. All campsites and activity on Locust Loop will remain closed until at least July 15. All other areas in Slough Creek Park are unaffected and remain open. Slough Creek Park is located at the Corp’s Perry Lake recreation site.
  • Perry Lake offers off-season camping

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake announces the availability of off-season camping at Old Town Park. The 113-acre park is located on the east side of the lake along Kansas State Highway 92, near Perry, Kansas.
  • Pomona Lake closes camping at Adams Grove Park, boat ramp remains open

    VASSAR, Kan. — The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to make operational changes and closures to Adams Grove Park located at Pomona Lake due to underutilization. These changes are being made in an effort to improve park operating efficiencies, while still providing a quality recreational opportunity for the public.
  • Rathbun Lake to implement new reservation policy

    CENTERVILLE, IA. --The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rathbun Lake has announced a new reservation policy for the 2020 recreation season. Beginning May 1, 2020 all sites in Island View, Bridge View and Prairie Ridge Parks will be 100% reserveable. This will result in several changes for campers at Corps of Engineers managed parks at Rathbun Lake.
  • Corps of Engineers Truman Lake park facilities impacted by recent rains

    Rains over the last 24 hours have the Harry S. Truman Lake elevation on the rise once again. This afternoon, the elevation is 726.38’ mean sea level; the lake is expected to increase to 730’ msl by Friday this week, and to crest mid-week next week at 732.22 (with no additional rain). A number of Truman Lake parks are closed or partially closed due to flooding. Increased surveillance of the dam, which began at elevation 725.6’ msl, continues at this time. Releases from Truman Dam ceased this morning due to flood conditions on the Missouri River.
  • Tuttle Creek Lake levels limit lakeside recreation

    Tuttle Creek Lake has risen forty-nine feet above typical summer pool, to an elevation of 1124 feet above sea level. This is the third highest pool of record. Visitors should be aware most lakeside parks and facilities are closed or significantly impacted. These areas will likely remain closed for some time once flood waters recede to allow for significant cleanup and repair efforts.
  • Corps of Engineers park facilities at Truman Lake impacted by flooding

    Recent rains have increased Harry S. Truman Lake’s elevation to 724.11’ mean sea level this morning, and the lake is expected to surpass 728’ msl by mid-week next week – that is with no additional rain. Therefore, some Corps of Engineers facilities are being closed or partially closed due to flooding. Increased surveillance of the dam will begin at elevation 725.6’ msl.
  • Top 9 things to do at Heartland Corps lakes in the fall

    The Kansas City District invites you to enjoy the “Top 9 things to do at Heartland Corps lakes this fall”. 1. Hike for the view, Harry S. Truman Lake, Warsaw, Mo. o Be one of the first to hike the Shawnee Bend Trail at Harry S. Truman Lake near Warsaw, Mo. The recently established 3-mile trail leads you on a meandering hike through mature oak timber that opens up to a breathtaking view of Truman Lake from a rock cliff 300 feet above Truman Lake. If you time it right you can see one of the best sunsets around. http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/District-Lakes/Harry-S-Truman-Lake/Trails/
  • Corps of Engineers campgrounds at Stockton Lake require reservations

    STOCKTON, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Stockton Lake now requires reservations for all Corps-managed campsites.