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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Rules and Regulations

Volunteers & Partnerships



Bobber the Water Safety Dog

 Corps of Engineer
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Press Releases

  • 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.
  • Vicksburg District Holds Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony, Begins Revetment Season

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District held a “Blessing of the Fleet” ceremony Sept. 4 to commemorate the deployment of the district’s Mat Sinking Unit and the official start of revetment season. The ceremony was held at the Vicksburg District Harbor and included blessings from USACE Chaplain Col. Bradford Baumann, Rev. Sam Godfrey of Christ Episcopal Church and Rev. Carl Young, a crew member on the Mat Sinking Unit. Members of the Memphis District revetment team and representatives of the Mississippi Valley Division were also in attendance. District leadership, including Commander Col. Robert Hilliard and Chief of Operations Julie Vignes, spoke at the ceremony and emphasized the importance of the unit’s work.
  • Grenada Lake Announces Veterans Hunt

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Grenada Lake Field Office announced today that its annual veterans hunt will be held at Grenada Lake, Mississippi, Nov. 15-17, 2019. Registration for the hunt will be Sept. 9-20 at the Grenada Lake Visitor Center.
  • Vicksburg District Begins Drawdown at Eagle Lake

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District, in collaboration and agreement with its local, state and federal partners, plans to operate the Muddy Bayou Control Structure in order to lower the elevation of Eagle Lake, located approximately 10 miles north of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to 70 feet by the end of September. The decision is based on standards established in the Eagle Lake Water Level Management Agreement, which permits the elevation of Eagle Lake to be lowered to a minimum of approximately 70 feet if deemed necessary. Lowering the lake will aid in recovery and repairs following the historic 2019 Yazoo Backwater flood.
  • Dredging Starts on the Ouachita-Black River, Columbia Lock, Dam Opens to Commercial Traffic

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District, in coordination with the USACE St. Paul District, is deploying the Dredge Dubuque to perform critical dredging on the Ouachita-Black River in Louisiana starting in late August. The dredge will remove shoaling in the navigation channel caused by significant high-water events on the Ouachita-Black River during 2019. This effort will allow the waterway to remain open to commercial navigation.
  • Mississippi River Commission to host public meeting at Vicksburg city front

    VICKSBURG, Miss. -- The Mississippi River Commission will host a public meeting aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI Aug. 21 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the city front in Vicksburg. This meeting is open to the public. Interested parties are invited to present their views on matters affecting the water resources infrastructure needs in the valley, including flood control, the Mississippi River and Tributaries project and other water resources challenges.
  • Vicksburg District Announces Emergency Timber Sale at Bayou Bodcau

    VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announces an emergency timber sale for agricultural lands located in Bossier and Webster parishes, Bayou Bodcau, Louisiana. These tracts of real property contain 10,200 acres in three sections in Bossier Parish and 5,300 acres in two sections in Webster Parish. The Vicksburg District will receive sealed bids for Notice of Availability No. DACW38-9-19-158 at 11 am August 14, 2019.
  • Mississippi River Commission schedules low-water inspection trip

    The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River, Aug. 19-23, 2019.
  • Vicksburg District urges recreation site visitors to ‘play it safe’ during Fourth of July weekend

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District reminds recreation site visitors across Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas to practice safety during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Recreation sites across the region will host special events during the holiday weekend. In Arkansas, Lake Ouachita will hold fireworks shows July 4 and 6, DeGray Lake July 4 and Lake Greeson July 6. In Mississippi, Sardis Lake will hold a fireworks show July 4.