Johnson County Army Corps of Engineers

Find Johnson County Iowa Army Corps of Engineers, USACE, or CoE locations and campgrounds. Army Corps of Engineers provide information on US Army and public/civil engineering jobs, and public works including management/construction of military installations, dams, canals, flood control, and hydroelectric power generation.


Iowa City Army Corps of Engineers 2850 Prairie Du Chien Road Northeast Iowa IA 52240 319-338-3543


About Johnson County Army Corps of Engineers

The Johnson County Army Corps of Engineers (USACE/COE) is a branch location of the federal agency that is responsible for performing a wide range of civil, military, and environmental engineering function in Johnson County, IA. The organization provides an invaluable service protecting Johnson County vital public and military land and infrastructure during times of war and peace by reducing risks from disasters through public engineering projects. The Corps also maintains and provides permits for Johnson County Army Corps of Engineers Campgrounds and RV parks.

You may contact the Army Corps of Engineers for questions about:
  • Johnson County Army Corps of Engineers camping
  • Army Corps of Engineers maps for camping and hunting
  • Army Corps of Engineers permits
  • Public and military engineering projects
  • Johnson County flood control programs
  • Army Corps of Engineers jobs and employment
Johnson County Corps of Engineers Campgrounds

The Army Corps of Engineers manages thousands of recreational areas and campgrounds that permit tent camping and RV camping. Johnson County Army Corp of Engineers campsites and RV parks provide a variety of available facilities and amenities for campers. Johnson County COE campgrounds are popular with boaters and fishermen as they are situated on waterways, including lakes and reservoirs, and the Corps maintains flood protection and dam sites. It is advisable to contact the Johnson County campground you intend to stay at prior to visiting and making a reservation.

Johnson County Dams & Flood Control Programs

The Corps' Civil Works program manages projects that improve the nation's ports and waterways, protect the Johnson County public from the risk of flood and storm damage, and restore aquatic ecosystems. Through the Civil Works programs, the Johnson County Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for the management and maintenance of approximately 700 dams and operates 75 hydroelectric plants throughout the country. The Military Missions operation provides engineering services to U.S. Department of Defense agencies and environmental cleanup of former and active Department of Defense sites. Military services provided by the Corps apply to sites located both within the Johnson County, Iowa, nationwide. and overseas.

Clean Water Act

The Corps' Environmental Program restores degraded ecosystems and manages public recreation areas on more than 4,000 sites around lakes and reservoirs including those in Johnson County, Iowa. The Corps also has extensive regulatory authority in the protection of aquatic resources. Much of the Corps' regulatory authority derives from Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. Projects in or affecting navigable Johnson County waters, including dredging or the deposit of material and the construction of structures such as piers and bridges, usually require a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers. The Clean Water Act broadens the regulatory authority of the Corps to include not only navigable waters in Johnson County, but also tributaries to navigable waters and adjacent wetlands. Projects and activities affecting these regulated areas in Johnson County are subject to the Army Corps of Engineers permitting process.

Organizational Structure

The Johnson County Army Corp of Engineers, a branch of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employs more than 37,000 civilians and soldiers, and it is organized geographically into eight permanent divisions, one provisional district, and one research command reporting directly to the headquarters in Washington, D.C. Within each division, there are several districts. Districts are identified by watershed boundaries for civil works projects and by political boundaries for military projects.