Quick Facts

Within the Northwestern Division, recreation areas include:

  • 64 lakes
  • 781 recreation sites
  • 55 visitor centers
  • 515 boat ramps
  • 9,508 campsites/ 430 group campsites
  • 11,550 miles of lake shoreline


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is among the largest providers of water-based outdoor recreation in the nation. 

The Northwestern Division has several lake and river projects providing diverse recreational opportunities. 

Visitors of all ages can enjoy traditional activities like hiking, boating, fishing, camping and hunting, and for those slightly more adventurous there is snorkeling, windsurfing, whitewater rafting, mountain biking and geo-caching.  Regardless of your favorite outdoor activity one thing is certain, recreation enriches people's lives.  A visit to an Army Corps of Engineers' recreation area can strengthen family ties and friendships; create unforgettable memories and connect people to nature that will last a lifetime.