Shoreline Management

"It is the policy of the Chief of Engineers to protect and manage shorelines of all Civil Works water resource development projects under Corps jurisdiction in a manner which will promote the safe and healthful use of these shorelines by the public while maintaining environmental safeguards to ensure a quality resource for use by the public."

Our management objective is to provide opportunities for the optimum recreational experience for the maximum number of people. At the same time we want to assure compatibility among general public use and permitted private use while assuring long term resource protection for the enjoyment of project benefits by all.

Please read the Lake Okeechobee and Okeechobee Waterway Shoreline Management Plan for specific details about our plan.

You can view the Lake Okeechobee and Okeechobee Waterway DRAFT FINAL Shoreline Management Plan (December 2019).

What can we permit?

  • Minor structures
  • Shoreline stabilization/erosion control
  • Underbrushing/mowing 
  • Limited Dredging

  • Single-family boat docks
  • Multi-family boat docks
  • Boat ramps
  • Utility right-of-ways

Work within the navigable waters of Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway between the St. Lucie Lock in Martin County and W.P. Franklin Lock in Lee County can be permitted through Department of the Army General Permit SAJ-67.

Large projects and activities outside the limits of our SAJ-67 Permit are permitted through our Jacksonville District Regulatory Offices.

Okeechobee Waterway Shoreline Management Contacts

Please contact the Park Ranger for your area listed below to arrange for a site visit and to get the Lake Okeechobee and Okeechobee Waterway Application for Shoreline Use (Permit Application - SAJ Form 1196). Certain activities might not be allowed at your location.

 Caloosahatchee River
 W.P. Franklin Lock to Ortona Lock 239-694-2582 
Ortona Lock to Moore Haven Lock 863-983-8101 or 863-675-0616
 St. Lucie Canal
 South Shore  772-219-4575
 North Shore  772-219-4575


Contact Information