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Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas on Veteran's Day

Published Oct. 29, 2013
Canoeing is one of many recreational opportunities available at Corps lakes.

Canoeing is one of many recreational opportunities available at Corps lakes.

TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at Tulsa District USACE-operated recreation areas on Veterans Day, November 11.

The fee waiver requires only verbal confirmation of service. 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 such as group picnic shelters. USACE does not charge an entrance fee to access its parks. Other agencies that manage recreation areas on USACE lands are encouraged, but not required, to offer the waiver in the areas that they manage.

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

"This ‘waiver’ is a small token of appreciation for our veterans, active and reserve service members and their families to come out to one of the many Tulsa District lakes to enjoy the day in the great outdoors free of charge,” said Earl Groves, Chief of Operations Division for Tulsa District.

Tulsa District hosts an average 24 million visits annually to 508 recreation areas, and USACE is the largest federal provider of outdoor and water-based recreation in the nation. The more than 2,400 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide offer a diverse range of outdoor activities to people of all ages, and it’s estimated that 90 percent are within 50 miles of metropolitan areas. To discover the USACE recreation site nearest you, please visit http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/visitors.cfm


Contact
Sara Goodeyon
918-669-7342

Release no. 29

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Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas on Veteran's Day

Published Oct. 29, 2013
Canoeing is one of many recreational opportunities available at Corps lakes.

Canoeing is one of many recreational opportunities available at Corps lakes.

TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at Tulsa District USACE-operated recreation areas on Veterans Day, November 11.

The fee waiver requires only verbal confirmation of service. 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 such as group picnic shelters. USACE does not charge an entrance fee to access its parks. Other agencies that manage recreation areas on USACE lands are encouraged, but not required, to offer the waiver in the areas that they manage.

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

"This ‘waiver’ is a small token of appreciation for our veterans, active and reserve service members and their families to come out to one of the many Tulsa District lakes to enjoy the day in the great outdoors free of charge,” said Earl Groves, Chief of Operations Division for Tulsa District.

Tulsa District hosts an average 24 million visits annually to 508 recreation areas, and USACE is the largest federal provider of outdoor and water-based recreation in the nation. The more than 2,400 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide offer a diverse range of outdoor activities to people of all ages, and it’s estimated that 90 percent are within 50 miles of metropolitan areas. To discover the USACE recreation site nearest you, please visit http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/visitors.cfm


Contact
Sara Goodeyon
918-669-7342

Release no. 29