CONCORD, Mass. – The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers announced that as of Jan. 1, 2016, the recreation day use fees
charged for boat launches and swimming beaches managed by the Corps in New
England are using a simpler fee structure. The fee for a Corps annual pass to
these facilities is also changing. Some locations may also see a change in
camping fees and the fee for a Special Use Permit, which covers events,
facilities and activities. These fees were last changed in 2002. The Corps
conducted a review of its fee structure last year and determined that fee
changes were needed to ensure the Corps fees remain comparable and fair to
those charged by other local providers for similar facilities and services.
The day use fee structure at Corps-managed
facilities will vary depending upon the comparability study conducted by each Corps
project, but the minimum day use fees as of Jan. 1 are as follows:
day use fee of $5.00 will be charged per private non-commercial vehicle.
day use fee of $2.00 per adult for walk-in or bike-in.
day use fee of $20.00 will be charged per bus or commercial vehicle.
under the age of 16 are not charged a day use fee.
Payment of the day use fee entitles the user to
launch a boat or use any developed swimming beach at a Corps-operated
recreation area for that day. A Corps annual day use pass may be purchased for
$40, which permits the holder and accompanying passengers the daily use of
facilities managed by the Corps for one calendar year. For information on the
new fee structure, visitors should contact their local Corps recreation
project. A directory of project offices is available at www.CorpsLakes.us.
this change will impact visitors to Buffumville
Lake on the Little River in Charlton. For specifics call (508) 248-5697 or
Also, it will impact visitors to West Hill Dam on the West River in
Uxbridge. For specifics call (508)
278-2511 or visit www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/WestHillDam.aspx.
this change will impact visitors to Hop
Brook Lake situated on the brook of the same name in the towns of
Middlebury, Waterbury and Naugatuck. For specifics call 203-729-8840 or visit www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/HopBrookLake.aspx.
this change will impact visitors to Elm Brook Park at Hopkinton-Everett Lakes in Hopkinton. For specifics call (603) 746-3601 or visit www.corpslakes.us/HopkintonEverett
this change will impact visitors to North
Hartland Lake on the Ottauquechee River in Hartland. For specifics call (802) 295-2855 or visit www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/NorthHartlandLake.aspx.
Release no. 2016-021