KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As the nation’s largest federal provider of water-based recreation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District stresses water safety and urges extra caution while in or around water during the upcoming Independence Day holiday.

Many people are eager to get outside and enjoy water-based recreation as part of their Fourth of July celebration. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy scenic river and lake views while taking advantage of picnicking, hiking, camping, fishing, boating and swimming opportunities.