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Annual Day Use Passes at the Tulsa District Office are sold on M/W/F 8:30-12:30 & 1:15 to 4:00.

Camping Fee Program

Holders of the national passes "Golden Age Passport" or "Golden Access Passport" or the newer America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program's "Senior Pass" or "Access Pass" receive 50% discounts on day use fees at Corps-managed areas.

The Corps of Engineers camping fee program was established under the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, supplemented by Public Law 92-347, and amended by Public Law 93-81, Public Law 93-303, and Public Law 103-66. The law provides for the charging of special recreation use fees at designated Federal recreation areas. Fees will be charged by the Tulsa District Corps of Engineers in three categories of camping areas.

  • Class A campgrounds are those having flush restrooms, showers, paved roads, sanitary disposal stations, designated tent or trailer spaces, refuse containers, and potable water.

     

  • Class B areas have similar facilities with the exception that flush toilets, showers, or dump stations may not be provided.

     

  • Class C areas are those having basic sanitary facilities, designated tent or trailer spaces, refuse containers, and potable water.

     

There are different charges for overnight camping for each class of park. Parties who have paid a camping fee are exempt from any additional charges for day use activities. Group camping fees are based on the facilities available within the group site. There is a small additional charge for sites with direct water or sewer hookups, or those sites which are designated as prime sites.

Parks having a camping fee are marked by signs bearing this symbol:        

 

 

Day Use Fees and Annual Day Use Passes

 

Holders of the national passes "Golden Age Passport" or "Golden Access Passport" or the newer America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program's "Senior Pass" or "Access Pass" receive 50% discounts on day use fees at Corps-managed areas.

Day Use Fees

The Corps of Engineers was given the authority by the Congress to collect day use fees as part of deficit reduction legislation the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993. The funds generated from these fees are used by the Congress to help offset operation and maintenance costs of the Corps' recreation program.

  • A fee of $1 per person, but not more than $4 per vehicle, is charged at developed swimming beaches.
  • A fee of $3 is charged per vehicle at selected boat launching ramps that have amenities.
  • The maximum day use fee to any one vehicle is $4 per day.
  • There are no day use fees for children under 12. Campers do not pay day use fees because those costs are already included in camping fees.

Annual Day Uses Pass

Annual passes may be purchased which permit the vehicle and accompanying passengers to use all boat launching ramps and swimming beaches at Corps-operated recreation areas without further charges.  This is a nation-wide program.

  • Passes must be visibly displayed on the rear view mirror.  Rangers will ticket if it is not visible.
  • Replacements are not available.

     

Where To Receive One In Person. The annual Day Use Pass can be obtained at the Corps lake offices and many of the lake recreation areas.  (See Contact a Lake.) They are also available at the Tulsa District headquarters building in Tulsa.  However, effective October 1, 2013 the walk-up sales at the Tulsa District's "Welcome Center" will be limited to Monday, Wednesday and Friday from the hours of 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.  The Welcome Center will be closed between the hours of 12:30 pm and 1:15 pm to allow the staff a lunch break.  People seeking a federal discount through their Golden Age or Golden Access, or the newer America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program's "Senior Pass" or "Access Pass", must purchase the pass in person.

 

By Mail. If you wish to receive a full-price Day Use Pass by the mail, send $30 and your name and return address to the Corps office in Tulsa:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Welcome Center
1645 S 101 E Ave
Tulsa, OK 74128

For your convenience, print and mail this (or similar) application. 

 

 

To Purchase Day Use Passes with Credit Card

Some district and lake offices can sell Annual Day
Use Passes by credit card. Call your local Corps office to verify.
Have your credit card and vehicle license tag number