Home > Missions > Recreation > Rend Lake > Rend Lake Master Plan Update

2018 Rend Lake Master Plan Update

The 2018 Rend Lake Master Plan Update process is nearing the end. A draft of the 2018 Rend Lake Master Plan is available for public comment thru October 2018. Please find links below to view the draft plan.

The Corps of Engineers began soliciting feedback from partners, stakeholders, and the public beginning in early December 2017 through late January 2018. The first public workshop was held on December 12th 2017 at the Rend Lake Visitor Center.  All public and stakeholder input received was compiled and considered during the development of the initial draft of the updated plan. A second workshop was held on August 23rd 2018 at the Rend Lake Visitor Center to present the draft Master Plan and to collect comments from the public. Public comments can be submitted via email or fax. The final draft is scheduled to be completed by December 2018.

As information and notices become available they will be posted to this page. The current draft of the 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.

12 December 2017 – Initial Public Workshop
December 2017- January 2018 – Public Review Period
February - June, 2018 – Development of draft of Updated Master Plan
23 August 2018 - Public Workshop to present draft Master Plan
September - October 2018 – Public Review of Plan
November - December 2018 – Revise Final Draft/Internal Review
December 2018 – Final Master Plan Approval


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

Submit your Master Plan Update Comments