Corps. of Engineers: Fees waived for troops, veterans on Veterans Day | Community Spirit
(KFVS) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it will waive day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members and their families at more than 2,400 recreation area nation-wide on Veterans Day.
The Corps says the fee waiver includes the St. Louis District's five multi-purpose reservoirs in Illinois and Missouri:
- Carlyle Lake
- Rend Lake
- Lake Shelbyville
- Wappapello Lake
- Mark Twain Lake
"This Veterans Day we will honor our veterans, active and reserve service members, and their families with an invitation to visit one of the thousands of Corps recreation sites nationwide, free of charge," said Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. "As an active participant of the administration's America's Great Outdoors initiative, we hope that you will join us."
According to the Corps of Engineers, the day-use waiver requires only verbal confirmation of service. The waiver does cover the boat launch ramp and swim beach fees. It does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities, such as group picnic shelters.
The Corps says other agencies that manage recreation areas on Corps lands are encouraged, but not required to offer the Veterans Day waiver of fees in areas they manage.
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