Annual Passes / Discounts

Fees are collected from visitors for the use of specialized sites and facilities such as swimming beaches and boat launching ramps. Fees are not charged for drinking water, wayside exhibits, overlook areas, picnic tables, toilet facilities, or general visitor information.


Types of Passes / Discounts

 America the Beautiful Senior & Access Passes

The Corps issues the Senior and Access American the Beautiful Passes. These passes can also be obtained from other federal land managing agency including those run by the USGS, US Forest Service, National Park Service, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Valid holders of an American the Beautiful Senior or Access Pass receives a 50% discount on Campsites and Group Picnic Shelters.

Golden Passports, both Access Pass and Senior Pass, are still honored at Corps recreation sites.


 Corps of Engineers Annual Pass

Annual passes can be purchased at any of our Campground Gatehouses or at the Demopolis or Holt Resource Offices. Annual passes are sold for a fee of $40 per pass. Annual Passes are good for one calendar year from the month they are purchased. (For example, a pass purchased in February 2012 will be valid through February 2013).

Annual passes allow entry to Corps operated recreation areas but do not allow entry to campgrounds. Passes are hangtags that are typically hung from the rearview mirror. A sticker is available for open-type vehicles such as motorcycles and jeeps. 


 Fee Waivers

Recreation Day Use Fee and Camping Fee Waiver for Active Service Military Personnel and DoD Civilians in Support of Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO)

Day use and camping fees will be waived for active service military personnel and DoD civilians who are on mid- or post-deployment (reintegration) leave from duty in a hostile fire zone to include Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and other deployments to support the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO).

Active service military personnel and DoD civilians on leave will be required to show identification and leave orders/forms upon arrival to the recreation sites to obtain the waiver. The waiver will also apply to all immediate family members accompanying them on their visit.

The waiver will be applied to day use and camping fees. Fees will be waived on a walk-up and space available basis, as well as for reservations made through the National Recreation Reservation Service call center at: 1-877-444-6777.

However, fees will not be waived for on-line reservations made through