US Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District

Project News and Notes

Upcoming Events

January 23-26, 2013    Calhoun County Fox Hunt (East end of Grenada Lake)

For more information about special events at Grenada Lake, call the field office at 662.226.5911.

Life Jackets are Mandatory at MS Lakes

The following life jacket rules are being enforced at all four of the Vicksburg District - North Mississippi lakes - Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid and Grenada:

  • All persons must wear a US Coast Guard-approved life jacket at all times while swimming outside of designated swimming areas
  • All persons must wear a US Coast Guard-approved life jacket at all times while skiing or being pulled by a vessel, regardless of vessel length
  • All persons must wear a US Coast Guard-approved life jacket on powered vessels 16 to 26 feet in length whenever under power by the main propulsion unit
  • All persons must wear a US Coast Guard-approved lief jacket at all times on powered vessels less than 16 feet in length or on non-powered vessels regardless of length

For more information, contact the Grenada Lake Field Office at 662.226.5911 or the MS Project Management Office at 662-578.3873 or 662.712.1201.

Press Releases

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sardis Lake Celebrates 75th Anniversary

    Sardis, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sardis Lake Field Office’s staff invites the public to attend its commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Sardis Lake. The ceremony will be held October 7, 2015, 11:00 a.m. until noon, at the Arty Tapp Overlook at Sardis Dam.
  • Grenada Lake Begins Preparations for Periodic Inspection

    Vicksburg, Miss……The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Grenada Lake is scheduled to begin its preparations for a periodic inspection of the Granada Lake Dam. The outlet works flood gates are scheduled to be closed and dewatering of the gate will begin on September 26, 2015. The gate closures and dewatering of the outlet works is being done in preparation for the upcoming inspection scheduled to be performed on October 8, 2015.
  • 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 26, 2015. On this day, fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreational areas nationwide will be waived.
  • Corps Closes Riverton Beach for Winter Months

    Vicksburg, Miss…… The Louisiana Field Office (LFO) of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has officially closed Riverton Beach for the winter months, which marks the end of the summer recreational period. The beach is a part of the Corps’ 13-acre recreational area that is located north of Riverton, Louisiana, on the Ouachita River.
  • Rules for Safe Operation of Off-Road Vehicles at Mississippi Corps Lakes

    Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ is enforcing safety rules for all operators of Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs) at its Mississippi lakes at Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada, and Sardis. These rules apply to any motorized vehicle designed primarily for, or capable of, cross-country travel on or over land, water, sand, snow, ice, marsh, swampland, or any other natural terrain.
  • Corps Supports “Every Kid in a Park” Recreational Initiative

    Vicksburg, Miss… President Obama, with the support of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation to include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today the start of a new initiative to give every child in the United States the chance to explore and learn about America’s great outdoors. The Every Kid in a Park initiative will provide all fourth grade students and their families with free admission for a full year to more than 2,000 federally-managed sites nationwide.