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George Washington appointed the first engineer officers of the Army on June 16, 1775, during the American Revolution, and engineers have served in combat in all subsequent American wars. The Army established the Corps of Engineers as a separate, permanent branch on March 16, 1802.
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George Washington appointed the first engineer officers of the Army on June 16, 1775, during the American Revolution, and engineers have served in combat in all subsequent American wars. The Army established the Corps of Engineers as a separate, permanent branch on March 16, 1802.
Vicksburg, Miss… Don’t let recent heavy rains and high water levels dampen your upcoming outing to the lake or river. The Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District is advising visitors to check reservations to ensure campsites, boat ramps and day-use-areas are not closed.

To check the status of Corps recreation facilities please visit www.recreation.gov, call 877-444-6777
Corps Recreation Areas affected by high water
Vicksburg, Miss… Don’t let recent heavy rains and high water levels dampen your upcoming outing to the lake or river. The Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District is advising visitors to check reservations to ensure campsites, boat ramps and day-use-areas are not closed. To check the status of Corps recreation facilities please visit www.recreation.gov, call 877-444-6777
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has released a FREE app for your cellphone or tablet. The app is a great source for learning about the services offered by the District.
The USACE Vicksburg District App
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has released a FREE app for your cellphone or tablet. The app is a great source for learning about the services offered by the District.

Welcome to the Vicksburg District

 The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers' Vicksburg District is one of 41 Corps districts worldwide and one of six districts in the Corps' Mississippi Valley Division (MVD)

The City of Vicksburg is not only our home, but home to the MVD, the Mississippi River Commission, the Engineer Research and Development Center, the 412th Engineer Command (U. S. Army Reserve), and the 168th Engineer Group (Army National Guard).

The Vicksburg District provides a full range of water resource products and services, covering 68,000 square miles in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The District's 1,000-person workforce is eager to serve you and to be the Engineer of Choice for the 21st Century. Enjoy our web site.

For daily stage and water info call: 
601-631-5900

For general questions or information call:
601-631-5000 or toll free 1-800-522-5672

The Vicksburg District App

Latest News Releases

Vicksburg Corps Opens Riverton Beach for Summer Visitors

Vicksburg, Miss…The Louisiana Field Office (LFO) of the Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will open the Riverton Recreation area beach for the Fourth of July weekend. The 13-acre area recreational area, which is open year round, is located north of Riverton, Louisiana, on the Ouachita River. The swim beach will open July 3, 2015 and normally operates until mid-September. Riverton is the only recreational area with a swim beach within the LFO and on the Ouachita Black River system. Picnic sites, a picnic shelter, playground, boat ramp, and restroom facilities are also available.
Published: 7/1/2015

Corps Schedules Signing of Partnership Project Agreements

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will enter a Partnership Project Agreement with mayors of several Mississippi communities. This signing, to be held at District Headquarters Building on July 2, 2015, is a part of the Mississippi Environmental Infrastructure Program (Section 592) as authorized by the Water Resources Development Act of 1999.
Published: 7/1/2015

Vicksburg Corps Urges Water Safety for July 4 Visitors

Vicksburg, Miss –The Fourth of July is one of the busiest holidays at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District. We encourage visitors to have fun, be safe and expect the unexpected. Please practice the following safety tips this Fourth of July.
Published: 6/30/2015

Arkabutla Lake Physically Challenged Deer Hunt Registration Opens

VICKSBURG, Miss…The annual physically challenged deer hunt at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published: 6/18/2015

Mississippi Valley Division conducts 2015 All Hazards Exercise

VICKSBURG, Miss., June 15, 2015 – As the first named tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico, Bill, barrels towards the already flood ravaged state of Texas, the Mississippi Valley Division will conduct an interagency All Hazards Exercise to practice its response and recovery activities if a disaster strikes the Mississippi Valley Division’s Area of Operations. The All Hazards Exercise will include planning discussions for hurricanes, floods, severe weather and earthquakes that could strike the region.
Published: 6/16/2015