Army Corps of Engineers to waive
recreation fees August 1-9, 2009
WASHINGTON (July 1, 2009) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today it
will waive all day use fees from Aug. 1-9, 2009 at its more than 2,400 Corps-operated
recreation sites nationwide.
The waiver applies to day use fees collected at boat launches and swimming beach
facilities. Fees for camping and camping related services and specialized facilities or
special events will not be waived.
“The Corps encourages Americans of all ages to take part in outdoor recreation. Our
hope is to encourage increased use during this traditionally low use period, which will help
individuals and local communities economically,” said Steve Stockton, the Corps’ Director
of Civil Works.
State and local agencies and private partners who manage recreation facilities on
Corps lands are encouraged but not required to comply with the fee waiver.
The Corps is the nation’s largest federal provider of outdoor and water-based
recreation, hosting more than 350 million visitors per year at more than 400 lakes and
river projects. Many of these sites are located close to major metropolitan areas and
provide 4,500 miles of trails, 90,000 campsites, and 33 percent of all U.S. freshwater
To find the nearest Corps of Engineers recreation site, please visit
For Release: July 1, 2009
Doug Garman 202-761-1807
World Wide Web: www.usace.army.mil
News Release: www.usace.army.mil/CEPA/News/Pages/Home.aspx