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Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Army Corps of Engineers Birthday and Juneteenth Celebration

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published June 5, 2024
Updated: June 5, 2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of the USACE birthday, June 16, and Juneteenth National Independence Day, June 19.

Luke Johnson, a local area youth, demonstrates the proper wear of a personal flotation device while water skiing on Keystone Lake, Okla., Aug. 26, 2018. Anyone being towed by a watercraft on skis, wake boards or similar devices is required by law to wear a U.S. Coast Guard–approved PFD. Operated and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District, Keystone Lake is located on the Arkansas River, approximately 15 miles west of Tulsa, Okla. Visitors to the lake who lose or forget to bring a PFD are encouraged to use life jacket loaner stations found at most beaches and recreation sites around the lake. If loaner vests are not available, visitors are encouraged to contact the nearest Park Ranger or gate attendant for assistance. (U.S. Army photo by Edward N. Johnson)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of the USACE birthday, June 16, and Juneteenth National Independence Day, June 19.

 

The waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and swimming beaches. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities (group picnic shelters) and events. Other agencies or vendors that manage recreation areas on USACE lands are encouraged, but not required, to offer the waiver in the areas that they manage.

 

USACE also offers other fee-free days throughout the year to mark days of celebration and commemoration, including Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Veterans Day, and National Public Lands Day.

 

USACE is one of the leading federal providers of outdoor and water-based recreation, hosting millions of visits annually to its more than 400 lake and river projects. It’s estimated that 90 percent of the USACE-operated recreation areas are within 50 miles of metropolitan areas, offering diverse outdoor activities for all ages close to home.

 

To discover a USACE recreation site nearest you, please visit the USACE website at https://corpslakes.erdc.dren.mil/visitors/visitors.cfm or visit www.recreation.go.


Contact
Doug Garman
202-761-1807
doug.m.garman@usace.army.mil

Release no. 24-010

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