Camping with the Corps of Engineers
Great Fishing At Corps of Engineers Lakes
This camping resource is often overlooked by RVers.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages more than 12 million acres of land and water, representing over 30 percent of all recreation on federal lands. Over 25 million people visit a Corps project at least once a year. As the largest provider of water-based recreation, some of the best fishing spots in the country can be found at Corps of Engineers projects. Corps-managed campgrounds, noted for their tidy, spacious sites and lovely lakeside settings, provide a great place for anglers to rest before and after fishing.
No matter where you are in the U.S., there’s a Corps of Engineers lake nearby. The Corps operates more than 2,500 recreation areas at 463 projects, mostly lakes. Hundreds of attractive campgrounds have been developed by the Corps at its projects and they are popular destinations for RVers who love fishing and camping. Corps campgrounds generally feature wide and comfortable sites with electric hookups suitable for any size RV…even modern big rigs with multiple slideouts. Corps camping is generally such a good buy that most people plan to stay long enough to take advantage of all the recreational opportunities at the project and to visit places of interest in the area.
To take advantage of this resource, we recommend the comprehensive directory of Corps parks, RVers Guide To Corps of Engineers Campgrounds by Jane Kenny. It lists over 600 campgrounds across the nation that have sites suitable for RV camping. The book is organized alphabetically by state, with a locator map at the beginning of each section.
The RVers Guide To Corps of Engineers Campgrounds is available at RVLifestyleExperts. Read more here.