SACRAMENTO, California -- 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 Veterans Day, November 11.
USACE began the Veterans Day fee waiver in 2006 to honor the men and women who have served our nation and the armed forces.
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 that manage recreation areas on USACE lands are encouraged, but not required, to offer the waiver in the areas that they manage.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has 10 lake and river projects in California:
- Black Butte Lake near Orland
- Englebright Lake near Marysville
- Martis Creek Lake near Truckee
- New Hogan Lake near Valley Springs
- Stanislaus River Parks near Oakdale
- Eastman and Hensley Lakes near Madera
- Pine Flat Lake near Fresno
- Lake Kaweah near Visalia
- Success Lake near Porterville
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.
Release no. 22-008