News: Annual day use passes for Corps lakes available for purchase
Story by Tracy Robillard
SAVANNAH, Ga. - New 2013 annual passes for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers day use recreation areas are now available for purchase at the Corps’ J. Strom Thurmond, Hartwell and Richard B. Russell visitor centers.
The annual pass costs $30 and is valid for 12 months from date of purchase. Passes can be purchased at the following locations:
J. Strom Thurmond Lake Visitor Center, 510 Clarks Hill Highway, Clarks Hill, S.C.
Hartwell Lake Visitor Center, 5625 Anderson Highway, Hartwell, GA
Richard B. Russell Lake Visitor Center, 4144 Russell Dam Drive, Elberton, GA
Alternative locations for purchasing passes near J. Strom Thurmond Lake include Augusta Marine in Augusta, Sportsman’s Corner in North Augusta, and Cliatt’s Crossing in Lincolnton.
Annual passes sold in 2013 will have a “2014” expiration date sticker. Visitors should hang the pass from the vehicle’s rear view mirror so the expiration date on the decal will show. Open vehicles such as motorcycles or jeeps should display the decal directly on the rear view mirror, or some other easily visible location on the vehicle.
Corps day use areas typically include boat launch ramps, designated swimming beaches, and picnic areas. The annual day use pass does not affect campground use and fees. The pass can be used at any Corps-operated day use recreation area throughout the nation. For a complete listing of Corps recreation areas, visit www.corpslakes.us
For more information, contact a Corps office near you: J. Strom Thurmond Lake Project Office at (800) 533-3478; Hartwell Lake Project Office at (888) 893-0678; or Richard B. Russell Lake Project Office at (800) 944-7207.