Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District
Published Nov. 8, 2023
Lake Kaweah

The inlet to Lake Kaweah on Oct. 14, 2015. Lake Kaweah is in the foothills of Sequoia National Park and is 1 of the 10 lake projects managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento Distict.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11.

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 they manage.

Visitors to any of the USACE Sacramento District’s 10 lake and river projects are encouraged to contact site staff or visit in advance to ensure recreation areas are open.

USACE began the Veterans Day fee waiver in 2006 to honor the men and women who have served our nation and the armed forces.

Other fee-free days are offered throughout the year to mark days of celebration and commemoration, including Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; the USACE birthday; Juneteenth National Independence Day and National Public Lands Day.

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.

Ken Wright
(916) 502-2673 (cell)

Release no. 23-033