US Army Corps of Engineers
Baltimore District


The Army Corps of Engineers is the steward of the lands and waters at Corps water resources projects. Its Natural Resources Management mission is to manage and conserve those natural resources, consistent with the ecosystem management principles, while providing quality public outdoor recreation experiences to serve the needs of present and future generations. On 26 May 2011, the USACE Recreation community announced the public release of the USACE National Recreation Program Strategic Plan, which seeks to transform and reposition the recreation program while maintaining the agency's role as a major federal, water-based recreation provider. Visit the Corps Lakes Gateway for your gateway to recreation opportunities at Corps lands and waters.

The Baltimore District regulates 17 reservoirs in the State of Maryland, West Virginia, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New York. To obtain information regarding the regulation of these reservoirs please visit our Water Resources Page (with the exception of Indian Rock and Arkport Dams). All of these projects listed below offer a variety of recreational opportunities. Projects whose recreation is managed by the Corps of Engineers offer on-line reservations for camping through the National Recreation Reservation Service. For information on reserving campsites at the other projects, please contact the park manager at the phone number provided in the link.

The district also executes a risk-informed Dam Safety Program that includes inspections and repair work for its dams.


Maryland and West Virginia Dams & Recreation

Baltimore and Washington, D.C. recreation flyer

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the largest provider of water-based outdoor recreation in the nation. The Corps' Baltimore District regulates 17 reservoirs in the State of Maryland, West Virginia, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New York. All of these projects offer a variety of affordable recreational opportunities, and many of them are within 200 miles of the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia corridor (click here to expand photo).