• Rend Lake North Sandusky Day Use Temporarily Closed for Shoreline Maintenance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake will close the North Sandusky Day Use Area for shoreline maintenance on November 7, 2023. The North Sandusky Day Use Area will be temporarily closed to all foot, vehicle, and boat traffic beginning at 8:00 AM on November 7th, 2023, until shoreline stabilization operations are completed. The work is expected to be completed by 5:00 PM on November 9th, 2023. The effected area will have posted closure signs for foot and vehicle traffic. The North Sandusky Boat Ramp will remain open and available to the public.
  • Temporary Area Closures during Firearm Deer Seasons at Rend Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake reminds visitors that many locations on Rend Lake will be closed during the state firearm deer hunting seasons. The following recreation areas will be temporarily closed to all vehicle and foot traffic during the first firearm deer season, November 17-19, 2023. Areas affected by the closure include: North Sandusky day use area, boat ramp, and campground; South Sandusky day use area, campground, beach and boat ramp; South Marcum day use area and campground; Blackberry Nature Trail; and North Marcum Archery Complex, Mountain Bike Trails, and North Marcum Bike Trails. These areas will be utilized by persons involved in the annual Rend Lake Deer Hunt for Persons with Disabilities and will remain closed as a safety precaution.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Veterans Day, November 11. The fee waiver not only applies to the St. Louis District's five multipurpose reservoirs Carlyle Lake, Rend Lake, Lake Shelbyville, Wappapello Lake and Mark Twain Lake, but to all Corps of Engineers day-use areas nation-wide where visitors would normally be charged a fee.
  • 20th Anniversary Commemoration Event Planned for the National Great Rivers Museum

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rivers Project Office, will be celebrating 20 years since the opening of its National Great Rivers Museum. The celebration will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 4 and will include informational tables and children’s activities at more than 20 stations, as well as several food trucks. The commemoration of the National Great Rivers Museum will occur at 12 p.m. on a stage behind the museum, overlooking the Mississippi River and the Melvin Price Locks and Dam. Alton Mayor David Goins and St. Louis District Commander Colonel Andy Pannier, along with others, will be speaking at the commemoration about the importance of on-going cooperation along our Nation’s rivers.
  • Recreational Vessel Lockages Are Being Postponed at the Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam Until Drought Conditions

    Beginning Monday, October 16, recreational vessel lockages will not be permitted at the Jerry F. Costello Lock & Dam in Modoc, IL (4800 Lock and Dam Road) until the Kaskaskia River returns to a sustainable level. This action is necessary to manage upstream pool levels for commercial navigation and prevent any unnecessary water loss during historically low water conditions. Anyone needing to use the Lock to gather personal property such as hunting or fishing equipment or for any other personal purposes is urged to do so before Monday. At that time, the Mississippi River will only be accessible from the available boat ramps located directly on the main river channel.
  • Lake Shelbyville Eco-Meet Results

    Lake Shelbyville – The 46th Annual Lake Shelbyville Eco-Meet, coordinated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was held at Camp Camfield Ecological Study Area on October 19th, 2023.
  • Trick or Treat the Rend Lake Visitor Center October 31

    Visitors of all ages are welcome to attend the Trick or Treat the Visitor Center event on October 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rend Lake Visitor Center. The event will feature several family friendly activities designed to educate and entertain participants.
  • Rend Lake Beaches and Other Recreation Areas Closing for the Season

    Several recreation areas managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake will be closing for the season.
  • Providing Accessibility: General Dacey Trail Hay Ride For People with Mobility Restrictions

    Join us on October 12th for the 2023 General Dacey Trail Hay Ride for People with Mobility Restrictions. This event features scenic hayride tours of the General Dacey Trail for all, young and old, who are physically unable to walk the trail on their own.
  • Providing Accessibility: General Dacey Trail Hay Ride For People with Mobility Restrictions

    Join us on October 12th for the 2023 General Dacey Trail Hay Ride for People with Mobility Restrictions