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Corps waives user fees on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

OMAHA, Neb. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will waive day use fees at more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 15, 2024.

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 and events. Other agencies that manage recreation areas on USACE lands are encouraged, but not required, to offer the waiver in the areas that they manage.

Visitors are encouraged to contact USACE lake and river projects before visiting to ensure recreation areas are open. For more information see

The MLK Day fee waiver began in 2023 to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King, a national leader of the 1950s-1960s Civil Rights movement, and who continues to inspire the pursuit of civil rights today. MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.

To find USACE recreation sites, see or

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