US Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District

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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Press Releases

  • Arkabutla Lake hosts 29th annual deer hunt for hunters with physical disabilities

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Arkabutla Lake Field Office is hosting deer hunts for hunters with physical disabilities Dec. 5-8 at Arkabutla Lake, which is located approximately 35 miles north of Marks, Mississippi. The field office will host two separate hunts, each lasting two days (Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 7-8). Participants must be quadriplegic, paraplegic or ambulatory with the use of leg braces or crutches.
  • Vicksburg District completes dewatering of John H. Overton Lock, Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District completed the dewatering of the John H. Overton Lock and Dam Nov. 2 on the Red River, located in Alexandria, Louisiana, at river mile 40.8.
  • 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, Nov. 11.
  • Vicksburg District to increase releases from Mississippi reservoirs

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will release higher volumes of water from its four flood control reservoirs in the Yazoo Basin – Grenada, Enid, Sardis and Arkabutla – to regain storage capacity ahead of winter and spring rains. The Yazoo Basin reservoirs are being operated per the guidance of the district’s water control manual, which allows for increased releases and higher stages at control points downstream from November through March. The reservoirs are above their average pool stage for this time of year but are currently being drawn down to their respective winter pools, which is standard operating procedure for this time of year.
  • Vicksburg District reaffirms partnership agreement with Beechwood Elementary

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District signed a partnership agreement with Beechwood Elementary Nov. 4 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The agreement reaffirmed Beechwood Elementary as Vicksburg District’s adopt-a-school partner for the 2019-2020 school year. Annually, the district participates in an adopt-a-school program with local schools to inspire future leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics; enhance local understanding of the USACE mission; and encourage community outreach participation from USACE employees.
  • Grenada Lake hosts youth deer hunt

    GRENADA, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Grenada Lake will host its third annual youth deer hunt Dec. 21-22 and Dec. 28-29. Registration begins Nov. 18 and ends Nov. 22. Hunters may register in person at the Grenada Lake Field Office. For more information, please contact the field office at 662-226-5911. To be eligible for participation, youth hunters must be between the ages of eight and 15 and be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Youth hunters may harvest a maximum of one buck and two does during the hunt.
  • Vicksburg District Constructs Interpretive Visitor Center, Field Office at DeGray Lake

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District began construction in late August 2019 on a site for a new interpretive visitor center and field office at DeGray Lake near Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Plans for the site, which is located at the Lakeview Area on the southeast section of the lake, include: 1) a building that will house a visitor center and field office, 2) a scenic overlook structure that will provide visitors with a view of DeGray Lake and 3) additional modern day-use facilities, including picnic areas.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers identifies short-term natural disaster recovery activities funded by the Additional Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Act, 2019

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today work that will be accomplished with the Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies, Operation and Maintenance, and Mississippi River and Tributaries account funding provided for emergency recovery efforts in the Additional Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Act, 2019, Public Law 116-20. The act was signed into law, June 6, 2019.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 28

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.
  • Grenada Lake Provides Archery Hunting Opportunities

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Grenada Lake Field Office announced today that the lake will host archery-specific hunting opportunities during the 2019-2020 hunting season.