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  • Lake Sakakawea Campgrounds 2017 Changes

    Reservations are now open for campsites at Lake Sakakawea. There are several changes for the 2017 recreation camping season, but prices remain the same. Reservations for sites within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Campgrounds must be made through Reserve America, either online at Recreation.gov, or by calling the toll free reservation line at 1-877-444-6777. Same day reservations will be available by calling the toll free number. Cash and checks will no longer be accepted at East Totten Trail or Wolf Creek Campgrounds.
  • Lake Audubon, ND fall drawdown brings US 83 lane closures

    A one-lane road closure on U.S. Highway 83 crossing Lake Audubon in North Dakota will begin September 27 to allow paving and the fall drawdown of Lake Audubon.
  • Final Phase: Implementation of Garrison Land Transfer meetings June 22 and 23

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) will host two public meetings in June to share and discuss the May 6, 2015 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Secretaries of the Department of the Army (Army) and Department of the Interior (Interior). The MOA sets forth the process for transferring administrative jurisdiction over certain Garrison Project lands no longer needed for the construction, maintenance and operation of the project to be held in trust for the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation).
  • USACE asked to finalize jurisdictional land transfer of some Garrison Project Lands to the Department of Interior

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (ASA/CW) has directed funding be made available as part of the Fiscal Year 2016 budget to implement a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for transferring jurisdiction of some Garrison project lands no longer needed for construction, maintenance and operation, to the Department of the Interior to be held in trust for the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation).
  • Online reservations now offered for USACE Lake Sakakawea campsites

    Visitors to Wolf Creek or East Totten Trail campgrounds can now make reservations by going online or calling a toll free number starting on March 30 at 9 am. Reservations for all sites must be made through Reserve America by going online to Recreation.gov or by calling the toll free reservation line at 1-877-444-6777. Same day reservations will be available by calling the toll free number. Cash and checks will no longer be directly accepted at East Totten Trail or Wolf Creek Campgrounds. The recreation season will run from May 15 to September 15 and check out time will be at noon each day.
  • Changes coming to overnight camping at Lake Sakakawea

    Several changes are coming to campsites operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota. Changes include how visitors will reserve and pay for campsites. “To ensure compliance with recent changes in USACE regulations for recreation use fees, changes were made to the campsite reservation and fee collection process, resulting in an easier process for visitors and staff. We've had lots of requests to be able to make reservations for either Wolf Creek or East Totten Trail Campgrounds and now our visitors will have that opportunity,” said Nathan Busche, a Natural Resource Specialist at Lake Sakakawea. The recreation season will run from May 15 to September 15.
  • Gate well system repairs mean US 83 lane restrictions in ND

    Damages to the gate well system that moves water between Lake Sakakawea and Lake Audubon through the Snake Creek embankment along US Highway 83 have caused lane restrictions that will continue into early January.
  • Garrison Project ice access policy released

    The 2015-2016 winter access policy for Lake Sakakawea identifies 55 points of entry and provides reminders for safe practices when ice fishing.
  • Public comment sought on proposed crude oil pipeline project in North Dakota

    An environmental assessment has been prepared to evaluate potential environmental impacts from construction and operation of a crude oil pipeline across private lands encumbered by federal flowage easements and federal land managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Comments must be postmarked or received by January 8, 2016.
  • Draft environmental assessment for construction of crude oil pipeline in Williams and McKenzie counties, including under Lake Sakakawea, N.D., available for public comment

    A draft environmental assessment for a proposal to construct a crude oil pipeline, of which 2.8 miles would be below Lake Sakakawea on Garrison Project lands managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is currently available for review. For planning purposes, comments must be postmarked or received no later than December 20, 2015.