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USACE, Mobile Distirct
Published Nov. 2, 2023

MOBILE, Ala.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 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.

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 are encouraged to contact USACE lake and river projects before visiting to ensure that recreation areas are open. More information can be found at

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

The Mobile District manages more than a half million acres of land and water at 12 natural resources projects located throughout Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi.

The projects include recreation sites such as Bankhead and Claiborne Lake in Alabama, Lake Lanier and Allatoona Lake in Georgia, Lake Seminole in Florida, Okatibbee Lake in Mississippi, and many more.

For more information, visit to find a Mobile District managed lake project near you, or go to to locate any USACE recreation site in the U.S.

For information on the recreation passes accepted at USACE sites, please visit


With an area of operation across Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and northern Florida, and a vast military region that includes operations across Central and South America, the Mobile District’s award- winning teams of engineering, construction, regulatory and emergency management professionals are nationally recognized for their leadership in delivery of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ civil works and military programs missions to the Nation.





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