• Dam West Boat Ramp Closed Temporarily for (IHSA) Bass Fishing Finals

    CARLYLE LAKE - The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Bass Fishing Finals are being held at Carlyle Lake on Friday, May 31, 2013 and Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Dam West Boat Ramp in the Dam West Day Use Area. In order to accommodate the tournament activities, the Dam West Boat Ramp will be closed to the general public from Monday, May 27th at 10:00 p.m. through Sunday, June 2nd at 12:00 p.m. Visitors should use the Apache Boat Ramp located in Eldon Hazlet State Park or the Dam East Boat Ramp and Keyesport Boat Ramp which will be available to the general public during this period.
  • National Safe Boating Week

    ST. LOUIS - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District and the National Safe Boating Campaign are teaming up for National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24 by spreading the message of boating safety, encouraging boater education and helping to save lives.
  • Gateway Triathlon at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – 1863 Events will be hosting a triathlon at Carlyle Lake on Sunday, May 19, 2013. The triathlon will begin in the Dam West Day Use Area at 8:00 a.m. and will consist of two groups, beginner and advanced, competing in a timed swim, run and bike course. The swim portion will take place on the south side of the main beach. The route of the run course will take participants across the main dam and saddle dam two to South Shore State Park. The bike course will start at the main dam and will travel North on Clinton and Bond County roads. While visiting Carlyle Lake during the triathlon, visitors are encouraged to take extra caution while driving in the areas of the triathlon course.
  • John F. Spalding and Indian Creek Beach Opening Date Delayed for High Water Cleanup

    Mark Twain Lake, May 15, 2013 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake will soon be in
  • Federal Agencies Expand Urban Waterway Revitalization Efforts in Communities Across the U.S.

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in partnership with the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other federal partners, announced May 10, that the Urban Waters Federal Partnership is adding 11 new locations. In addition, two more federal partner agencies will join the partnership in its collaborative efforts to restore waterways and their environments, boost recreation, help local economies, create jobs, and protect Americans’ health.
  • Corps of Engineers Emergency Operations Center closes as waters recede

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District closed its Emergency Operations Center May 9 in response to receding water.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Offer Hay Resource Sale

    Mark Twain Lake, Monroe City, Missouri– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking bids for the
  • Wanted: Bald Eagle Nest Locations on or Near Mark Twain Lake

    Mark Twain Lake, Monroe City, Missouri – The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey
  • Interagency Military Pass waives day-use fees at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation sites nationwide

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it will continue to accept the America the Beautiful Federal Recreation Pass Program’s Interagency Annual Pass for Military (Military Pass) at its more than 2,500 USACE-managed recreation areas nationwide.
  • Lake Shelbyville Boat Rafting Policy

    Lake Shelbyville – As the weather warms up and the boating season starts the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would like to remind boaters of the Boat Rafting Policy in place at Lake Shelbyville. The Lake Shelbyville Boat Rafting Policy is as follows: