Lakeside Recreation

Outdoor recreational opportunities abound at the 27 US Army Corps of Engineers Lakes in the southeast. Boating, swimming, hiking, camping, wildlife observation, hunting and fishing are the most popular activities visitors enjoy at Corps Lakes.

Natural and recreational resources at Corps Lakes in the South Atlantic Division provide social, economic and environmental benefits for all Americans. Following are facts related to the Corps’ role managing these resources within the region.

  • Over 1 Million acres of land and water
  • 10,751 Miles of Shoreline
  • Annual visitation = 65,000,000
  • 833 Recreation Areas
  • 13,644 Campsites
  • 584 Miles of Trail
  • 260 Swimming Beaches
  • 56 Marinas
  • Annual Visitor Spending = over $1 billion
  • Jobs supported in communities around the lakes = 29,000

Important information about Recreation Passes.

The Corps of Engineers, along with U.S. Forest Service, provides an online reservations system for camping at our lakes at:

Visit to reserve one of nearly 50,000 camping, day use, wilderness, or cabin sites at over 1,700 locations across the nation.