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The USACE Vicksburg District owns and operates more than 100 recreation areas across Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana where millions of visitors enjoy fishing, camping, hunting, boating, hiking, swimming, geocaching, and more every year. The district’s 10 flood-control reservoirs across Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana provide numerous benefits to the region, including flood risk management, hydropower, water supply, wildlife management, and recreation.


 

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Press Releases

  • USACE Vicksburg District's Grenada Lake sets date for annual Fish Habitat Day event

    Vicksburg, Miss. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announces that Grenada Lake is seeking volunteers for its annual Fish Habitat Day on Dec. 2.
  • USACE Vicksburg District's celebrates 90 years of service

    VICKSBURG, Miss.-- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Dredge Jadwin marks 90 years of service to the nation on Oct. 30, and she will not be taking a day off to celebrate.
  • USACE Vicksburg District announces youth waterfowl hunts at Arkabutla Lake

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announces that Arkabutla Lake will host youth waterfowl hunts on Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 2024.
  • USACE Vicksburg District’s Grenada Lake to host special youth deer hunt

    Vicksburg, MS - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District is accepting applications for the annual special youth deer hunt at the Grenada Lake Dam Area.
  • Lindy C. Boggs Lock on the Red River closed to traffic for repairs

    VICKSBURG, Miss. -- Lindy C. Boggs Lock on the Red River is currently closed to all navigation traffic so we can repair a crack in the miter gate anchorage. Crews are currently on site Boggs Lock is estimated to be closed from 10 days to six weeks, depending on the severity of the damage to the anchorage. The extent of damage may not be known until concrete around the anchorage is removed. The estimated closure time may be extended if additional repairs are deemed necessary. The district remains in regular communication with stakeholders about locking operations.
  • USACE Vicksburg District’s Plant Section are support heroes

    VICKSBURG, Miss.-- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Plant Section is the logistical muscle behind numerous district operations, but few see its true reach. Headed by Plant Section Chief Paul Richards, the 20-person team is the logistical backbone of the district’s Navigation Branch. Team members support not only district headquarters in Vicksburg, but the Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC) and other districts as needed.
  • USACE Vicksburg District celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

    Vicksburg, Miss. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month Oct. 4 at its headquarters in Vicksburg, Mississippi. USACE Pacific Ocean Division Regional Business Director Jose Sánchez spoke to employees about his time as the agency’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council chair, as well as his role in policy development and research oversight. In addition to a Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal and numerous honors, Sánchez is a two-time honoree of Hispanic Business Magazine’s 100 most influential Hispanic professionals in the United States.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives fees and invites volunteers to participate in National Public Lands Day, Sept. 23

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 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 (NPLD) on Saturday, Sept. 23.
  • USACE Vicksburg District celebrates 150 years of service to the nation

    VICKSBURG, Miss.-- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District recognized 150 years of service to the nation with a formal celebration at district headquarters last Wednesday. Distinguished guests included Sam Andrews on behalf of Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, State Sen. Kevin Ford, JoAnne Clark on behalf of Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, Chase Emerson on behalf of Sen. John Boozman, Colby White on behalf of Sen. Tom Cotton, Hannah Livingston on behalf of Sen. John Kennedy, Stephanie Booker on behalf of Congressman Bennie Thompson, Brady Stewart on behalf of Congressman Michael Guest, Ramona Martin on behalf of Congresswoman Julia Letlow, Mayor George Flaggs, Jr., and Gene Higginbotham.
  • USACE Vicksburg District celebrates history, inducts distinguished employees on Founders’ Day

    VICKSBURG, Miss.-- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District celebrated Founders’ Day and 150 years of service to the nation by inducting distinguished employees at district headquarters today.