Air Force

June 14, 2013

USACE recreation sites free to military, dependents

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers news release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it will continue to accept the America the Beautiful Federal Recreation Pass Program’s Interagency Annual Pass for military at its more than 2,500 USACE-managed recreation areas nationwide.

Initiated last year, servicemen and women – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and activated National Guard/Reserve and their dependents who present the Interagency Military Pass, will receive a fee waiver to USACE-managed day-use areas, boat launches and swimming areas. The free Military Pass may be obtained in person at U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service facilities. Additional information on the Federal Recreation Pass Program is available at http://store.usgs.gov/pass/annual.html.

Military members and their dependents may also present a Department of the Defense Identification Card or Common Access Card to receive the day-use fee waiver at USACE-managed day-use areas. In a separate effort, SACE will continue to waive camping fees for active duty military members and their dependents on mid- or post-deployment leave from duty in a hostile fire zone to include Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and other deployments to support overseas contingency operations. To qualify for a camping fee waiver, a member or dependent must present the Interagency Military Pass or CAC and a copy of their mid- or post-deployment, reintegration leave orders.

Camping fees are waived on a walk-up and space available basis, as well as for reservations made through the National Recreation Reservation Service call center at 1-877-444-6777. However, fees will not be waived for on-line reservations made through the Recreation.gov website.

Acceptance of USACE fee waivers is encouraged, but not required, at the more than 1,800 nationwide recreation areas managed by other entities on USACE lands.

“Our military servicemembers and their families sacrifice so much for our country,” said Maj. Gen. Michael J. Walsh, USACE Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations. “The waiver of day-use fees at USACE lakes and recreation areas will make it easier and more affordable for them to get to the great outdoors with their families and relax.”

The USACE is the nation’s largest federal provider of outdoor recreation, managing more than 420 lake and river projects in 43 states and hosting more than 370 million visits per year. With 90 percent of these recreation areas within 50 miles of metropolitan areas they provide a diverse range of outdoor activities close to home and to people of all ages. For more information on USACE recreation sites and activities, visit www.CorpsLakes.us.




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