Tag: recreation
  • July

    Hero of the Month

    Lisa Hess, Natural Resource Management Specialist at Burnsville Lake, coordinated the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers involvement in a very successful Third Annual Freedom Festival at Burnsville Lake. She was involved in months of planning and a lot of hard work from the Burnsville Freedom Festival committee, the Town of Burnsville staff, the Burnsville Lake team, the Friends of Burnsville Lake members, the Burnsville Lake Volunteers, and the many dedicated members of the local community and surrounding counties.
  • August

    Building Bridges

    You don’t have to be an engineer to build bridges. Patti Williams’ 34-year career connecting park and employee needs to available resources - and sometimes unavailable resources - is a testament to that.
  • The Civil War, Pioneer, and Outdoor Show

    The Civil War, Pioneer, and Outdoor Show took place at the Bulltown Historic Area.
  • Recreation Program Statistics

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the nation’s leading federal providers of outdoor recreation with more than 400 lake and river projects in 43 states. Our recreation program provides quality outdoor public recreation experiences to serve the needs of present and future generations and contributes to the quality of American life, while managing and conserving natural resources consistent with ecosystem management principles.
  • October

    Equipping Others

    It takes a huge effort to oversee the Burnsville Lake project, but Resource Manager Richard Pingley wouldn't have it any other way. He takes great pride in this central West Virginia project so highly regarded for its well-maintained camping facilities, abundant water-based recreation, and its Bulltown Historic Area - the site of a famous Civil War battle listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • June

    Water Safety at Little Beaver Fishing Derby

    Once again, to support the 24th annual fishing derby at Little Beaver State Park, U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Park Rangers Carl Mullins and Travis Daugherty teamed up with West Virginia Division of Natural Resources to bring water safety to the event.
  • September

    Summersville Whitewater

    It’s a thundering sound that is rarely heard along the Gauley River these days. Since the hydropower plant went into operation in 2001 at Summersville Dam, most of the water flowing through the dam and into the river has quietly been pumped through the power plant - but to celebrate the beginning of the short whitewater season (and just for fun), the morning of Sept. 5, 2014, one of the giant Howell-Bunger valves was opened and a roaring jet of cold water greeted the rafters as they started their journey down the river.
  • July

    Fireworks display at Fishtrap Lake.

    The 3rd annual fireworks display was held July 5, 2014, at Fishtrap Lake.
  • June

    Fishing Tournament

    The annual Kid’s Fishing Tournament was held June 7, 2014, at Lick Creek Pond at East Lynn Lake in East Lynn, W.Va.