SACRAMENTO, California – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will resume the collection of fees at all day use recreation areas beginning October 1. Fee collections were suspended earlier this year when recreation areas were closed due to COVID-19 precautions.
The majority of our projects’ boat launch facilities and day use recreation areas are open, however campgrounds, group picnic shelters, visitor centers, project offices, and playgrounds remain closed.
Visitors are encouraged to check specific USACE lake and river projects before visiting. You can easily find the status of USACE-managed sites at: https://corpslakes.erdc.dren.mil/visitors/status.cfm
For more detailed information about our 10 Sacramento District Project sites please visit: https://www.spk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/
While visiting USACE recreation areas, visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing and other COVID-19 safety precautions required and recommended by local, state and federal authorities, to include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC guidance on visiting parks and recreation facilities can be found online at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/visitors.html
USACE is one of the nation’s 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.
Release no. 20-025