US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

2018 Photo Contest Submissions

Blue Marsh Lake provides year round recreation activities including fishing, hiking, and sight-seeing.
Blue Marsh Lake offers numerous water-related activities including swimming, fishing, kayaking, and boating (served by three boat launches). Always remember – wear a life jacket and take a course on boating safety before going out on the water!
Blue Marsh Lake’s federal public lands offers excellent opportunities to view flora and fauna. The property’s natural resources provides habitat for a variety of bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian, and fish species.
Open cliff faces and fractured rock within the southerly facing tree line area at Francis E. Walter Dam provide prime habitat for rattlesnakes. Students East Stroudsburg University have studied the rattlesnake population at the project.
Blue Marsh Lake property consists of 6200 acres of water and land resources including grasslands and meadow habitat for tree swallows and a variety of other birds.
Blue Marsh Lake’s federal public lands offers excellent opportunities to view flora and fauna. The property’s natural resources provides habitat for a variety of bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian, and fish species.
The Francis E. Walter Dam was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1961 and has prevented more than $220 million in flood damages. It also supports recreation in the Lehigh Valley with planned fishing and whitewater rafting water releases.
Prompton State Park provides boat launching and picnicking facilities to the 290-acre Prompton Lake, which is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Twenty-six miles of hiking trails surround the lake.
Winter time, full moon, F.E. Walter Dam
Winter fly fishing at the first deflector in the Blue Marsh Tailwater
With more than 36 miles of trails, 6200 acres of land, 1,148 acres of water, picnic areas, a small beach and boat launches, Blue Marsh Lake can accommodate all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts.

2019 Northern Area Photo Contest

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District invites you to enter your pictures in our photo contest! As you are out enjoying USACE projects be sure to have your camera handy to capture the great landscapes, dams, and recreational opportunities that are only found throughout the District’s northern area. Submit your digital photographs beginning April 1, 2019 through November 15, 2019 by following the contest rules below.

Twelve winners will have their photos included in a digital 2020 calendar. The winning photos may also be displayed in Visitor Centers located at Blue Marsh Lake, Francis E. Walter Dam, Beltzville Lake, and Prompton Dam. Contestants can submit up to four photos per category in the following categories: Fall; Winter; Spring and Summer. Photos should be taken at the following U.S. Army Corps of Engineers facilities and adjacent state parks: Francis E. Walter Dam; Beltzville Dam (and Beltzville State Park); Blue Marsh Lake; Prompton Dam (and Prompton State Park); and General Edgar Jadwin Dam.