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Welcome to Your Parks

The parks hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District are a string of lovely jewels set in the sunny valleys of California -- from Black Butte in the north to Success Lake in the south. They offer stunning visual contrast -- golden hills to deep blue waters; sites rich in California history; and natural wonders in every season.

Camping, fishing, boating, hiking, bird-watching and a thousand other special family memories await you. We proudly invite you to come and discover (or rediscover) your USACE Sacramento District Parks.

 

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Camping Reservations

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Sacramento District Parks Map  Link to Black Butte Lake Link to Englebright Lake Link to Martis Creek Lake Link to New Hogan Lake Link to Stanislaus River Parks Link to Eastman Lake Link to Hensley Lake Link to Pine Flat Lake Link to Lake Kaweah Link to Success Lake Black Butte Lake Englebright Lake Martis Creek Lake New Hogan Lake Stanislaus River Parks Eastman Lake Hensley Lake Pine Flat Lake Lake Kaweah Success Lake Bay Model Visitor Center Lake Sonoma Lake Mendocino

Park Fees and Discounts

There are standard fees for visitors to use day-use facilities and campgrounds in the Corps Sacramento District parks.  In general, a day-use fee of $4 covers your use of a day-use recreation area for one 24-hour period.  An annual pass allows unlimited access to all day-use recreation areas for one year from date of purchase at a cost of $30.  Camping fees vary by campground and campsite amenities.  Paid campers do not need to pay an additional day-use fee.  Regardless of the fee or recreation area, always display your permit or receipt showing proof of payment when there is a fee in place.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offers discounted fees through several existing federal programs:

The Golden Passport Program ended in December, 2006.  The Corps still honors the Golden Age and Golden Access passes from that program.  Visitors must have their Golden Age or Golden Access passes in order to receive a discount on recreation fees.  The Golden Age and Golden Access passes provide a 50 percent discount on day-use and camping fees.  These cards do not allow for free access to Corps day-use areas or camping.

Golden passports never accepted:  the Golden Eagle pass, the Federal Duck Stamp, or the Golden Bear pass (a state program).

The new pass program began in January 2007.  The Corps honors three of the passes within the new program.  Visitors must have their pass in order to receive a discount on recreation fees.  The Senior Pass and Access Pass are accepted by the Corps and offer a 50 percent discount on day-use and camping fees.  These two cards do not allow for free access to Corps day-use areas or camping.

The third card, the Military Pass, is honored by the Corps and provides for free access to day-use areas.  The Military Pass does not provide any discount for camping fees.  Exception: WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY LEAVE ORDERS FROM THE OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATION, the Military Pass will provide for free camping.

America The Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands passes NOT accepted: the Annual Pass, the Volunteer Pass.

 

Please always call ahead when planning to use your discount card.  Link to the National Recreation Reservation Service here or call 1–877-444-6777.
Unfortunately, the Corps does not sell, nor can replace, any of the passes listed above.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Annual Pass

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does sell its own annual pass.  The pass costs $30 and is valid for one year from date of purchase.  The pass is valid at any Corps day-use location, nationwide.  Acceptable passes listed above will provide for a 50 percent discount on the cost of the Corps Annual Pass.

 

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