US Army Corps of Engineers
Wilmington District Website


Safety on and off the water is of paramount importance to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. By adhering to a few regulations and using common sense, your visit will be memorable and safe.


For your safety and the safety of others, ALCOHOL IS PROHIBITED on all project lands and waters. Tragedy can occur in an instant to those who are careless, negligent, or unaware of possible dangers. Below are just a few tips to make your visit safe for you and your family.




Know state and federal boating laws

Stay clear of swimmers and scuba divers

Carry the required safety equipment

Wear a life jacket




Learn how to swim

Swim with others—never alone

Watch children closely at all times

Swim in designated areas

Never dive into unknown waters

Wear a life jacket