Priest River Army Corps of Engineers

Find Priest River Idaho 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.


Priest River Army Corps of Engineers 1099 Riley Creek Park Dr Priest River ID 83856 208-263-3645


About Priest River Army Corps of Engineers

The Priest River 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 Priest River, ID. The organization provides an invaluable service protecting Priest River 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 Priest River Army Corps of Engineers Campgrounds and RV parks.

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

The Army Corps of Engineers manages thousands of recreational areas and campgrounds that permit tent camping and RV camping. Priest River Army Corp of Engineers campsites and RV parks provide a variety of available facilities and amenities for campers. Priest River 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 Priest River campground you intend to stay at prior to visiting and making a reservation.

Priest River Dams & Flood Control Programs

The Corps' Civil Works program manages projects that improve the nation's ports and waterways, protect the Priest River public from the risk of flood and storm damage, and restore aquatic ecosystems. Through the Civil Works programs, the Priest River 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 Priest River, Idaho, 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 Priest River, Idaho. 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 Priest River 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 Bonner County, but also tributaries to navigable waters and adjacent wetlands. Projects and activities affecting these regulated areas in Priest River are subject to the Army Corps of Engineers permitting process.

Organizational Structure

The Priest River 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.