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As one of the nation’s largest recreation providers with more than 400 lake and river projects in 43 states across the country, the US Army Corps of Engineers has just the place for you and your family to do the good that needs rest, relaxation, and of course, fun !

Recreational sites in the District of St. Louis offer a diverse range of outdoor recreation activities that encourage visitors to lead a healthy lifestyle each year with a commitment to providing visitors with a safe, fun, and secure experience. The County of St. Louis hosts millions of visitors each year who enjoy the many recreational opportunities on our rivers and lakes. Whether it’s fishing, camping, boating, picnicking, swimming, sightseeing, bird watching, hunting or a variety of other recreational activities, we have something for you.

The County of St. Louis operates 316 recreation areas throughout the region, ranging from public docks along the Mississippi River to lock and dam visitor centers to full-service campgrounds. These recreation areas offer:

  • 4,024 campsites
  • 919 picnic areas
  • 181 boat ramps
  • 3,369 berths
  • 27 swimming areas
  • 99 playgrounds
  • 23 fishing docks and piers
  • 312 trail miles
  • 146 hiking trails
  • 11 national recreation trails
  • National water trail that begins at Lock 22 in Saverton, Missouri and travels 120 miles downstream to St. Louis.

If you’re looking to experience your next adventure at one of our campgrounds, simply visit to find the campground near you.

Regardless of your favorite pastime, 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 with nature that will last a lifetime.

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