US Army Corps of Engineers
North Atlantic Division

Quick Facts

Within the North Atlantic Division, recreation areas include:

  • 173 recreation sites at 47 lake projects
  • Over 11 million visitors annually
  • 34 boat ramps
  • 2,095 campsites / 1,950 picnic sites
  • 155,100 acres used for recreation
  • 540 miles of shoreline / 350 miles of trails

Recreation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the largest provider of water-based outdoor recreation in the nation. 

The North Atlantic Division offers a wide variety of recreational facilities to help strengthen family ties, friendships, connect people with the outdoors and combat the lack of physical activity in the nation. Common activities at our facilities include hiking, biking, boating, hunting, fishing, camping, swimming and nature watching. NAD has over 140 areas that are managed by Baltimore, New England and Philadelphia districts.

Baltimore District: The Baltimore District Corps of Engineers has 11 Corps lakes that provide nearly 40 recreation areas which include camping sites, picnic sites, playgrounds, trails, docks, visitor centers, and swimming areas. There is a total of about 67,000 acres available for land and water use.  These sites are located in New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

New England District: The New England District has approximately 57,000 acres used for land and water recreation with nearly 100 designated recreation areas on 32 Corps lakes. The recreation areas offer camping sites, picnic sites, playgrounds, trails, docks, visitor centers, and swimming areas. There are many recreational opportunities in the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Philadelphia District: The Philadelphia District of the Corps of Engineers offers diverse recreation opportunities on approximately 23,000 acres of land and water in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.  The recreation areas on the 5 Corps lakes have camping sites, picnic sites, playgrounds, trails, docks, visitor centers, and swimming areas.