• St. Louis District encourages you to play it safe this holiday weekend

    With the temperatures rising and the summer coming to and end, the St. Louis District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to help you have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day holiday. While outdoor recreation is fun and healthy, the Corps of Engineers urges our visitors to expect the unexpected and think about these four safety tips.
  • Lake Shelbyville Youth Deer Hunt Applications Are Available

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville will hold the 5th Annual Youth Firearm Deer Hunt on October 12 and 13, 2013. To apply for the hunt, youth must be less than 16 years old on October 12, 2013 and be accompanied by an adult on the hunt.
  • Pirates Return to Mark Twain Lake September 7th!

    Mark Twain Lake – Come set sail with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mark Twain Lake
  • Early Goose Opportunity at Lake Shelbyville

    Lake Shelbyville will be offering special draw hunts during this year’s early goose season. The drawing will be held August 30, 2013. The dates of the hunts will be September 9, 10, 14, and 15. Location of the hunts will be Wilborn Creek and Sullivan Beach Recreation Areas. A total of 2 blind locations will be staked out at each Recreation Area and two hunters will be allowed per blind location. Hunters for each day will be drawn from the pool of applicants to maximize hunter opportunity. Hunters must provide their own blind and stay within 5 feet of the stake at each location. All statewide regulations shall apply including but not limited to; shooting hours and bag limits.
  • WATERFOWL HUNTING PROCEDURES ANNOUNCED FOR THE OKAW WETLANDS

    Lake Shelbyville – Ten waterfowl blinds will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for hunting at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Okaw Wetlands during the 2013-2014 waterfowl-hunting seasons to exclude the first firearm deer season. This includes the teal, regular duck and all Canada goose seasons. High water levels at Lake Shelbyville this summer flooded the Okaw Wetlands not allowing for crops to be planted or moist soil management in the impoundments. The blinds are just emerging from the floodwaters and have NOT been cleaned out or brushed. Maintenance to the blinds may take place if and/or when time and resources allow. Hunting hours will be from 30 minutes before sunrise to 1 P.M. until December 24 (end of duck season) and from December 25 – January 31, the wetland will be open for goose hunting during regular statewide hunting hours.
  • Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Carlyle Lake Project offers an abundance of recreation opportunities for lake visitors. Dam West, Coles Creek, and Boulder Campgrounds are open with sites available on a first-come-first-serve basis and through reservation by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov. McNair and Dam East Campgrounds are open on a first-come-first-serve basis. The Eldon Hazlet State Park is also open and has sites available first-come, first-serve or online at www.reserveamerica.com
  • 13th Annual Kaskaskia Watershed Association Showcase

    CARLYLE LAKE - The Kaskaskia Watershed Association, Inc. will hold its 13th Annual Showcase on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Kaskaskia River Marina located in New Athens, Illinois. The event is open to the public and hosted by the Kaskaskia Watershed Association, Inc. (KWA) and the Lower Kaskaskia Stakeholder, Inc (LKSI). Registration and lunch begin at 11:00 a.m.; a $15.00 registration fee covers the cost of lunch and refreshments. Immediately following lunch, a three hour barge tour to view areas along the Kaskaskia River will be offered.
  • Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Carlyle Lake Project offers an abundance of recreation opportunities for lake visitors. Dam West, Coles Creek, and Boulder Campgrounds are open with sites available on a first-come-first-serve basis and through reservation by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov. McNair and Dam East Campgrounds are open on a first-come-first-serve basis. The Eldon Hazlet State Park is also open and has sites available first-come, first-serve or online at www.reserveamerica.com
  • Special Waterfowl Hunting Opportunity Available

    LAKE SHELBYVILLE - Lake Shelbyville will be offering special draw hunts during this year’s early
  • Applications Being Sought for Annual Deer Hunt for Disabled Persons at Mark Twain Lake

    Mark Twain Lake- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, enthusiastic volunteer hunters, White-Tails