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Welcome to the Vicksburg District's Corps Lakes...

Aside from the water itself, the terrestrial resources that surround our lakes are valuable assets that sustain the exquisite nature of our 10 lakes.

Original congressional authorizations were limited in some cases to only one purpose, Flood Damage Reduction at our older projects. More recent authorization included multi-purpose functions such as Hydropower Production, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Stewardship, Water Supply, Public Recreation, as well as Flood Damage Reduction.

Everyone is encouraged to visit Vicksburg District Corps Projects, recognize the purpose of the project and enjoy the many opportunities provided to expand your knowledge of the outdoors and relax.  

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Corps Announces National Recreation Reservation System for 2016 at Mississippi Lakes

Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announces its 2016 National Recreation Reservation System (NRRSTM) plans for recreational areas at Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada and Sardis lakes in north Mississippi [Read More]
Published: Dec-16-15

Corps Announces 2016 Recreation User Fees

Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announces its 2016 schedule of user fees at recreation areas at Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada and Sardis lakes in north Mississippi. The fees for campsites range from $8 per night for a site in a primitive campground to $14-$20 a night for a site with electrical hookups in a Class "A" campground. [Read More]
Published: Dec-16-15

11th Annual Army Corps of Engineers Hunt with the Mobility Impaired

Vicksburg, Miss…… The 11th Annual Army Corps of Engineers Mobility Impaired Hunt will be Jan. 9, 2015 at Columbia Lock and Dam in Columbia, Louisiana. The hunt will start with a safety briefing at 4:30 a.m. before going to the stands. [Read More]
Published: Dec-14-15

Arkabutla Lake Hosts Youth Waterfowl Draw Hunt

Vicksburg, Miss…Arkabutla Lake of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks will host a youth waterfowl hunt on January 30-31, 2016 in a management area near Arkabutla Lake Dam. The Youth Waterfowl Hunt will provide an opportunity for experienced waterfowl hunters to teach the younger hunters proper techniques and ethics of the sport. [Read More]
Published: Dec-01-15

Reduced Operating Hours at Two Ouachita River Locks

Vicksburg, Miss……Reduced operating hours at H.K. Thatcher and Felsenthal locks go into effect this week. The new hours of operation are 5 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The U.S Army Corps of Engineers took this step due to the lack of commercial traffic at the two locks. During the past year, no commercial vessels have passed through H.K. Thatcher lock. Only six commercial vessels passed through Felsenthal lock in 2015. [Read More]
Published: Nov-16-15

Southeast Arkansas Feasibility Study Moves Forward

Vicksburg, Miss……A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study to help alleviate flooding, water shortages, and environmental impacts in southeast Arkansas and northeast Louisiana took a great step forward last week. The study had been on hold due to funding issues. [Read More]
Published: Nov-03-15

Agriculture Lands near Lake Ouachita Available to Lease

Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is offering agricultural lands for lease to the public. There are 12 tracts of agricultural lands in Garland and Montgomery County, Arkansas, and the properties will be leased for pasture, hay and grazed woods. [Read More]
Published: Oct-29-15

Vicksburg District waives Day-Use fees on Veterans Day

Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announced today that it will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 146 Vicksburg District recreational areas on Veterans Day, November 11. [Read More]
Published: Oct-27-15

Grenada Lake Completes Periodic Inspection

Vicksburg, Miss……The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Grenada Lake has completed its periodic inspection of the Granada Lake Dam. The outlet works flood gates are scheduled to be re-opened on October 17, 2015. [Read More]
Published: Oct-15-15

Volunteers Needed for Arkabutla Lake’s 25th Annual Physically Challenged Deer Hunt

VICKSBURG, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking volunteers for its annual physically challenged deer hunt at Arkabutla Lake. This year’s hunt will be the 25th anniversary for this special hunt, to be held December 4-5, 2015, and December 6-7, 2015, with each hunt lasting two days. This hunt requires volunteers to assist individuals who are quadriplegic, paraplegic or ambulatory with the use of leg braces or crutches. [Read More]
Published: Oct-13-15
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