Development of outdoor recreation facilities at Corps projects dates back to the 1944 Flood Control Act.  With about 4,400 recreation areas at over 400 projects, there are more than 500 million annual recreation days of public use at our recreation facilities, providing a variety of opportunities for picnicking, camping, swimming, boating, hunting, fishing, and other pastimes.  The Corps of Engineers may include recreational pieces to a multipurpose project when it comple­ments a primary focus of flood risk management, ecosystem restoration, or navigation.

The cost-share for the planning, design, and implementation of all recreational facilities is split 50/50 with the local sponsor.