2018 Rend Lake Master Plan Update

The Rend Lake Master Plan is complete.

The 2018 Rend Lake Master Plan Update process began in early December 2017 with an initial public workshop and 30 day comment period to collect feedback from partners, stakeholders, and the public. A draft of the Rend Lake Master Plan was produced in August of 2018 and available for public comment thru October 2018. After further public review, the final 2018 Rend Lake Master Plan was completed and approved in December 2018.   

The final 2018 Rend Lake Master Plan, along with the 2009 Rend Lake Master Plan and the 2014 Supplement are available for view and download through the links below. Please be aware, the full version of each Master Plan document is large and may take a long time to open/download.

A Project Master Plan is defined by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as the strategic land use management document that guides the comprehensive management and development of all project recreational, natural, and cultural resources throughout the life of a Corps water resources development project. In general, it defines “how” the resources will be managed for public use and resource conservation. The MP does not address the specifics of regional water quality, shoreline management, or water level management. Additionally, the operation and management of associated prime facilities (dam, gates, powerhouses, spillways, etc.) is not included.


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Rend Lake Project Office
Attn: Master Plan
11981 Rend City Rd.
Benton, IL 62812

Phone: (618) 724-2493
Fax: (618) 724-4089
E-mail: RendInfo-MVS@usace.army.mil