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Vicksburg District Website

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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Bobber the Water Safety Dog

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Press Releases

  • Corps Asks For Help Finding Missing Employee

    Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is asking the public for assistance with finding an employee who went missing from its quarters barge on the Mississippi River near Norco, Louisiana. Larrielle Ross, a food service worker, was last seen in the dining facility on the quarters barge at approximately 4:30 pm on 1 November.
  • 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.
  • Corps and City of Vicksburg to Sign Museum Cooperative Agreement

    Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will enter a cooperative agreement with the City of Vicksburg to expand the hours of the Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum. The museum will soon be open seven days a week because of this agreement.
  • Enid Lake Hosts Wounded Warrior Deer Hunt

    VICKSBURG, Miss…The second annual Wounded Warrior Deer Hunt has been scheduled for October 26-30, 2016 at Enid Lake of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District. The hunt will provide ten veterans the opportunity to harvest deer on approximately 700 acres of Corps land. These areas have been closed to all other hunting, resulting in a high deer density and a greater chance of harvest for the participants. These participants were selected by Wounded Warriors of Jackson.
  • District’s Safety Chief Retires with 47 Years of Service

    VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Chief of the Safety and Occupational Health Office retired recently. After more than four decades of service to the federal government, Donny Weaver retired September 30, 2016. Weaver’s retirement brought closure to a long, successful and memorable career where he spent 43 of those years at the Vicksburg District.
  • Corps Waives Day Use Fees at Recreational Areas in Honor of Public Lands Day

    VICKSBURG, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,200 USACE-operated recreational areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on September 24, 2016. On this day, fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreational areas nationwide will be waived.
  • Arkabutla Lake Annual Archery Hunt

    Vicksburg, Miss… Arkabutla Lake will host its special management archery deer hunt October 7-10, 2016, and October 21-24, 2016. The hunt will consist of two-day hunts with four hunts each day: October 7-8; October 9-10; October 21-22; and October 23-24.
  • Swim area closures for Corps lakes in northern Mississippi

    Vicksburg, Miss…Swimming areas at some of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes in northern Mississippi will be closing soon. Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid, and Grenada lakes have begun drawing down water levels as part of their normal flood control operations. Swimming areas at these lakes will be unusable due to cooler season temperatures and lower water levels. These areas typically open each spring and remain open during the summer recreational season, drawing thousands of visitors to each lake.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers launches second year of Every Kid in a Park program

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it will continue its support of President Obama’s initiative Every Kid in a Park pass program, which officially begins its second year. Launched last year, the initiative gives fourth grade students and their families free access to federal lands and waters as well as some state parks for a full school year.
  • District Names Manager for Dam Safety Program

    VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently selected Ryan Reves as its manager for the Dam Safety Program of the geotechnical branch of Engineering and Construction Division.