Recreation.gov
Make your reservations now
Recreation.gov is your one-stop shop for federal recreation information. Find trip planning and reservation information for 2,500 federal recreation areas with more than 60,000 facilities available nationwide. Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance.
Robert Burns, Gull Lake Recreation Area summer ranger.
Fierce storm destroys vehicles, trees
BRAINERD, Minn. – Robert Burns, Gull Lake Recreation Area summer ranger, picks up debris following a July 12 storm that dropped nearly 1,000 trees. The park, on the southeast side of Gull Lake and near Brainerd, Minnesota, had campers at 26 campsites when the storm arrived around 7 p.m. Despite damage to a few vehicles and buildings, there were no injuries to any of the staff of campers.
Wear it! Water safety campaign
Wear it! Water safety campaign
While National Safe Boating Week may have passed, every day you're on the water is safe boating day.
CorpsLocks.com
CorpsLocks.com
CorpsLocks (CorpsLocks.com) has a wealth of inland waterway navigation information at your fingertips. Find out where a vessel is on our inland waterway system. Use the lock queue report to see what the traffic is like at a particular lock. Calculate tonnage for a particular lock. The Corps Locks website contains lock and vessel specific information derived from the United States Army Corps of Engineers Lock Performance Monitoring System (LPMS). The information contained here represents a half-hourly updated snapshot of U.S. flag vessels and foreign vessels operating in U.S. waterways that transited a Corps-owned or operated lock structure.
Harnessing the Headwaters - First Dams on the Mississippi
Harnessing the Headwaters - First Dams on the Mississippi
This documentary, recently published by Lakeland Public Television, explores the dams that are a prominent feature of many of the waterways in our region. Viewers will learn about the history of their creation and the ecological, economic, and cultural impact they have had on individuals and communities within the area.

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Latest News Releases

Gull Lake boat ramp reopened following storm

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, reopened the boat ramp at Gull Lake Dam and Recreation Area today, July 28.
Published: 7/28/2015

Tours available at Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will be providing tours at Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam in Minneapolis, Wednesday – Sunday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Published: 7/24/2015

Corps of Engineers recognizes Rochester, Minnesota, resident

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, selected St. Paul District employee and Rochester, Minnesota, resident Sheldon Edd as its Construction Management Excellence Award recipient.
Published: 7/23/2015