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  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Veterans Day, November 11.
  • 30th Annual Managed deer hunt scheduled at Smithville Lake

    SMITHVILLE, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Smithville Lake will celebrate its 30th year hosting a special deer hunt for disabled hunters Nov. 23 and 24. All hiking and biking trails at Smithville Lake will be closed during the two-day event. This is the 30th anniversary of the Annual Managed Deer Hunt at Smithville Lake. The hunt consists of 60 blinds accessible by truck in and around designated park areas and Waterfowl Refuge. The hunt is a success year after year for many hunters who otherwise would not have the ability to enjoy deer season.
  • Boundary maintenance to begin at the Truman Lake project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Harry S. Truman Project will soon begin boundary line maintenance work in the Henry, Benton and Hickory county areas.
  • Perry Lake to implement new reservation policy and reduce reservation window for the 2020 camping season

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake has announced a new reservation policy for the 2020 recreation season. Beginning May 1, 2020 all sites in Rock Creek Park will be 100% reserveable. This will result in several changes for campers at Rock Creek Park at Perry Lake.
  • Stockton Lake to host annual managed deer hunt, some parks temporarily closed to public

    STOCKTON, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Stockton Lake and the Stockton Lions Club will host the 22nd Annual Stockton Lake Managed Deer Hunt for persons with physical disabilities Nov. 9-10, 2019, in Hawker Point, Masters and Orleans Trail South parks. To maintain a high level of safety, Hawker Point and Orleans Trail South parks will close Nov. 3 and will reopen Nov. 13. Masters Park will be closed to archery hunting and hiking on Nov. 9-10. Individuals planning activities in these areas should consider other options around the lake.
  • Kansas City District delivers over $1 billion in project awards for Fiscal Year ‘19 benefitting the Heartland region

    As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District wrapped up final contract awards for fiscal year 2019, the team took a moment to reflect on a few major accomplishments and how they tie into the district mission and benefit the Heartland region. The district awarded 1,501 contracts worth $1.028 billion in fiscal year 2019.
  • Ollinger recognized for years of selfless service by Rathbun Lake leaders

    A concerned and hardworking volunteer at Rathbun Lake near Centerville, Iowa, received recognition for his years of service Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Krazy Connie’s Landing during the Rathbun Lake Association annual meeting.
  • 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 completes draft study for Lower Grand watershed; hosts public meetings

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, has partnered with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Missouri Department of Conservation to evaluate potential solutions for the Lower Grand River watershed. Channel instability, stream bank erosion, sedimentation, logjams and stream capture alter water flowing in streams, impair public infrastructure, affect landowners and degrade aquatic and wetland habitats. This study has been conducted with the help and cooperation of other agencies and the public to evaluate these issues.
  • Corps of Engineers at Harlan County Lake announces temporary closures

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harlan County Lake has announced closures to portions of the Harlan County Dam Spillway and Project Office. Access to the stilling basin below the dam and parking areas in North and South Outlet campgrounds will be closed to the public from October 7 thru October 25. Activities related to periodic inspections of the dam and stilling basin by USACE staff account for these closures.