Little Rock District is among the most visited Corps districts in the nation. The district operates 146 public parks and access areas in Arkansas and southern Missouri. Our 25 multi-purpose lakes and navigation pools, combined with our project lands, provide nearly 500,000 acres of public land and water that offer a full range of outdoor recreation opportunities. We manage these public resources to benefit fish and wildlife and to serve present and future generations. Major activities include sightseeing, camping, boating, swimming, skiing, hiking, fishing, hunting, picnicking, scuba diving, and more.
Our central location and the region's natural beauty draw visitors from Chicago, St. Louis, Memphis, Dallas and Tulsa, not to mention visitors from every state and several foreign countries. Consider the fact that the country’s population center is only about three counties north of Bull Shoals Lake at Edgar Springs, Missouri, and you get a full realization of just how central we are.