U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Springfield Lake

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Springfield Lake

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What is the clearing of all the trees for?
Beaver at edge of the water. 8:00 p.m.
When will the gates to the nature walking area off Reservoir Road and Maple Street be opened?. Would help if folks could walk in other areas other then congregating on top of the dam
What are you doing up at the dam where you have mowed all the fields and are putting up little flags all over?
I had some better close ups but my camera was way out of focus. All four legs are black and the tail is dark like the dark spot.

Welcome to the official US Army Corps of Engineers North Springfield Lake page. Our District website is: www.nae.usace.army.mil. Page administered by North Springfield Lake staff under the social media guidelines at: www.usace.army.mil/SocialMedia/

During the summer visitors can swim, sunbathe, picnic, fish, canoe, kayak and hike. Winter includes snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, working in cooperation with agencies from the states of CT, MA, NH and VT, provides quality outdoor recreational opportunities at 31 Corps-operated flood risk management reservoirs within thes

Operating as usual

02/19/2021

More fresh tracks set for the weekend at the West Access. The crust from the storm early this week made it difficult to produce a perfectly groomed trail, but get out and enjoy the beautiful views offered at North Springfield Lake!

More fresh tracks set for the weekend at the West Access. The crust from the storm early this week made it difficult to produce a perfectly groomed trail, but get out and enjoy the beautiful views offered at North Springfield Lake!

Army Corps of Engineers requires face masks at all recreation projects 02/19/2021

Army Corps of Engineers requires face masks at all recreation projects

🔴 ANNOUNCEMENT: Army Corps of Engineers requires face masks at all recreation projects

As we work to slow the spread of #COVID-19, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds all visitors, volunteers and employees that a face mask is required in all USACE buildings and facilities. Masks must also be worn outdoors on USACE-managed lands and recreation areas if physical distancing cannot be met, such as when hiking on trails or visiting sites that may be popular or crowded.

Visitors actively engaged in water-related activities with a clear and immediate risk of masks becoming wet may temporarily forgo wearing masks. These activities may include but are not limited to swimming, waterskiing, riding on personal watercraft, kayaking and other boating related activities that present a clear and immediate risk to the mask becoming wet. However, physical distancing must always be maintained whenever possible.

This requirement complies with President Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing, issued Jan. 20, as well as guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Read the full release here: https://www.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Releases/News-Release-Article-View/Article/2505995/army-corps-of-engineers-requires-face-masks-at-all-recreation-projects/

#USACE #Recreation

Army Corps of Engineers requires face masks at all recreation projects The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds all visitors, volunteers and employees that a face mask is required in all USACE buildings and facilities. Masks must also be worn outdoors on USACE-managed

02/12/2021

Fresh tracks for the weekend at North Springfield Lake! We also groomed multiple areas for folks who enjoy snowshoeing on a firm base. Get out and enjoy winter in Vermont.

Fresh tracks for the weekend at North Springfield Lake! We also groomed multiple areas for folks who enjoy snowshoeing on a firm base. Get out and enjoy winter in Vermont.

Photos from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Springfield Lake's post 02/04/2021

Beautiful landscape and freshly groomed cross-country ski trails should make a great outing this afternoon at North Springfield Lake. Access the trails from our parking area at the end of Maple Street in Perkinsville.

usajobs.gov 01/21/2021

Park Ranger

Summer Ranger job vacancies are open.
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/588102200# and
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/588102500

Call the Project Office with questions 802-886-2775.
Applications must be submitted via USAJOBS and the job postings close on Feb. 2nd.

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usajobs.gov *THESE POSITIONS ARE BEING ADVERTISED THROUGH THE DIRECT-HIRE AUTHORITY (DHA) FOR Noncompetitive Temporary and Term Appointments to Meet Critical Hiring Needs in the Department of Defense. *These positions are a temporary position not to exceed 120 days but MAY be extended up to...

09/10/2020

One of our resident Bald Eagles, eating a duck along the North Branch below Stoughton Pond dam.

07/02/2020
06/02/2020

The trail through the fields at the bottom of Maple Street has been mowed. Two additional spur trails have been added, one smaller loop in the north field, and a much larger loop in the south field.

05/29/2020

Several miles of trails have been mowed below Stoughton Pond Dam just in time for the weekend. Stoughton Pond beach area remains closed, there is currently no firm opening date.

[04/08/20]   The North Springfield Lake facilities remain open and accessible to the public, as allowed within Vermont state orders and advisories, should individuals and their families wish to get outside for healthy, outdoor recreational activity. For this measure to continue, and for the health and safety of all, visitors must adhere to the following guidelines:

- Stay home if feeling sick.
- Avoid activities where individuals will come in close contact with one another and/or gathering in groups of ten or more.
- Maintain physical distance of at least 6 feet, and wear a cloth face covering.
- Should crowds begin to form at various locations, visitors are asked to leave that area, choose a different location or return at a later date/time.
- Practice healthy personal hygiene.
- Leave no trace. Take all trash, including pet waste, with you when you leave the property. Violators are subject to fine and removal.
- Avoid touching surfaces frequently touched by others including, but not limited to, benches, picnic tables, railings and signs. These surfaces are not being cleaned. Sanitize your hands if you do.

[03/24/20]   COVID-19 General Facility Closures:
Please be aware, facilities at this location are closed. This includes facilities like the Project Office and the Upper Connecticut River Basin Office. Keep in mind, trails and roads may be open for use. Local managers are committed to the health and safety of recreational visitors and our staff. We are following the guidelines from our agency and the CDC regarding COVID-19, closely monitoring the situation and responding to current conditions. Please contact the local facility before your visit for details and continue to monitor this page for status updates.

02/21/2020

The ski trails are looking great for the weekend. Head over to the West Access at North Springfield Lake and enjoy all the season has to offer!

02/14/2020

We finally have just enough snow to get out and lay down some ski tracks at the West Access. It sounds like Sunday will be a great day to get out and the beautiful scenery at North Springfield Lake. For anyone not familiar with the West Access, we have a plowed and sanded parking area at the end of Maple Street in Perkinsville.

wcax.com 11/15/2019

Rehabilitated bald eagle takes to the skies in Windsor County

This eagle was captured here at North Springfield Lake this summer, after one of our sharp eyed patrons noticed it in distress. Vermont F&W officials determined the young bald eagle would most likely not survive without intervention, and a determination was made to capture the bird and bring it to VINS.

wcax.com The American bald eagle population is thriving again in our region after decades as an endangered species. And that population got one more member Thursday -- a female eagle that likely would not have made it on her own without a little help.

[11/05/19]   The road and walking path on North Springfield Lake Dam have been opened. Please stay clear of workers and equipment working below the crest.

[10/24/19]   Maple Street (the top of the Dam) will be closed starting at noon today 10/24/2019 with an anticipated reopening date of 11/8/2019. The road closure will include both vehicular and pedestrian traffic during drilling and installation of dam monitoring equipment. The walking path on the side of Maple Street wil also be closed. If you have any questions contact the Project Manager at 802-886-2775 or [email protected]

10/10/2019

Morning haze below Stoughton dam.

07/26/2019

Construction of the playground at Stoughton Pond has been completed. Enjoy!

07/14/2019

For those looking for a longer hike, the Sand Hill trail is freshly mowed, additional loops have been added to the fields on the west side of the river below Stoughton Pond dam. The trail can be accessed from the parking lot on the east side of Stoughton Pond dam, or from the bottom of the springweather access road.

07/12/2019

Corps employees from several area Projects came together to begin installing playground equipment at the Stoughton Pond recreation area.

07/02/2019

Thanks to Jason Crumb who constructed our Life Jacket Loaner Station at Stoughton Pond last fall. The construction of this station was one of Jason's last steps in attaining his Eagle Scout status. Congratulations and thanks for all the hard work!

The next improvement at Stoughton Pond will be the installation of playground equipment, so keep an eye out for some new and exciting additions to Stoughton Pond Recreation Area.
#eaglescout #jasoncrumb #watersafety

[06/07/19]   The West Access and Power Dam areas are open for the season! The entry gate will be open from 8 AM to 8 PM. Please observe and respect the new fencing/signage at the upper and lower Power Dam areas as they have been installed for all of our visitors safety. People who choose to ignore the fencing and restricted area signs will be ticketed.

[06/05/19]   Vehicle key and fob found at Springweather Nature Area. Give us a call at the North Springfield Lake Project Office at 802-886-2775 to discuss. Please share!

05/17/2019

Upcoming opportunity at our District office to explore exciting career opportunities available next week. Stop by #CorpsNewEngland office in Concord, MA or email the human resource office. See full details below.

Are you looking for a Career Change? The #CorpsNewEngland is hosting an Open House. Stop by Thursday, May 23, 2019 between 2-6 p.m. to learn about exciting careers and opportunities we offer. Hiring managers, human resource personnel and current staff will be on hand to answer questions.

05/02/2019

Debris removal operations. Clearing the gate.

[04/26/19]   The spot painting project on the Spillway Bridge has been completed, Maple Street (top of North Springfield Dam) is open to traffic and walking on the path. Stoughton Pond Boat Ramp is now open for the season. The roads and lawn areas at the East and West Access need to dry out from storing of flood water. If mother nature will give us a few weeks of dry weather, we will be able to remove silt and flood debris and open those areas as well.

04/16/2019

Flooding rivers and streams have started to recede and as a result we have started to release some of the stored water from heavy rain and snow melt. Looking forward to green grass, blue sky and the opening of our recreation areas.

04/15/2019

With flooding occurring throughout the State, North Springfield Lake is holding back water to mitigate the high water flow. This picture is taken from the Stoughton Pond dam looking down stream at what is usually the North branch of the Black River.

[04/10/19]   Starting this afternoon April 10th 2019 Maple Street (the road across North Springfield Dam), will be closed to all traffic for a spot painting project on the Spillway Bridge. The closure will include the walking path to help ensure the safety of construction personnel as well as our visitors. The work is anticipated to be completed by the end of April, but the date may change depending on the weather. Provisions will be made to accommodate the Dam Run in the event that work is not completed by Satuday April 27th. If you have any questions please contact us at the Project Office (802) 886-2775.

12/26/2018

Last weekend saw heavy rain. That combined with the warm weather resulted in significant snow melt and water runoff. North Springfield Dam along with other Army Corps Dams in New England held back large volumes of water to prevent downstream flooding. These pictures of the left over ice sheets give some perspective of the amount of water that was held back.

12/07/2018

One of our resident birds of prey has taken a keen interest in the dozens of geese and ducks that have poured into the lake in recent days.

12/04/2018

The American flag will be flying at half staff at our offices in honor of the late president George H.W. Bush.

12/03/2018

Warmer weather (for now) has brought down the depth of the snow on our trails making today a nice day to take a walk. The forecast is calling for cooler temps starting tomorrow, please be aware the unmaintained trails may become icy.

11/19/2018

Snowblower repairs have been made and the walking path on the dam is now cleared for foot traffic.

11/16/2018

Due to a maintenance issue the walking path along the dam will not be cleared until further notice. All regular winter parking areas are currently cleared.

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Snowblower repairs have been made and the walking path on the dam is now cleared for foot traffic.

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98 Reservoir Road
Springfield, VT
05156
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