Army Corps of Engineers Campgrounds & Outdoor Recreation AreasUpdated: November 2, 2023
Looking to strengthen family ties and friendships? What better way to do that than with a trip to the great outdoors. The U.S Army Corps of Engineers provides a fun safe space for visitors of all ages to enjoy outdoor recreational activities.
Create memories with friends and family as you hike, fish, boat, and camp! With over 400 lakes within the Northern and Southern divisions, you’re sure to find a place close to you. To find this use the map of USACE (also known as COE) to find more information. Once you’re here you can click on the state that you reside in to find out more information about your future visit. Take a look at our previous blog post all about RV traveling if you’re looking to go this route.
There are various passes you can use to experience the beautiful scenery. The U.S Army Corps Engineer Annual pass gives you free entrance to the U.S Army Corps of Engineer operated areas. Camping fees, however, are not included. More information on passes are located here.
They have a variety of passes such as the America the Beautiful – National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass, and the Annual Senior Pass. A physical pass will be mailed to you. You can find more details on passes recreation sites and phone numbers to contact based on your specific location here.
The United States of America appointed the first Army Corps Engineer in 1775. Since then engineers have fulfilled a broad range of missions which has been vital to the national interest. Army engineers have had a few problems over the years building bridges, canals, railroads, and canals to explore uncharted areas so communities could benefit from natural resources. Their main purpose was to improve water quality, preserve wildlife, and clean up toxic waste. These initiatives have made life better for humanity as a whole.
The Army Corps of Engineers has two symbols to represent this. One is a castle which was adopted as the engineer insignia in 1951. The other is the shield. The Army Corps of Engineers recreation areas reach far and wide! Take a look at the map we shared to enjoy a part of this history with family and friends while also reveling in the beauty of nature and all that it has to offer.