Coralville Lake Recreation Fee Changes

Published Feb. 12, 2016

IOWA CITY – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Washington D.C. has implement changes in the recreation day use fees charged for boat launches and swimming beaches managed by USACE including Coralville Lake.

Changes have been made related to day use fees, USACE annual pass fees, America the Beautiful sales and America the Beautiful Senior and Access pass usage.

Payment of the day use fee entitles the visitor use of all facilities at Mehaffey Boat Ramp, Sandy Beach Day Use and West Overlook Day Use. Day use fee changes are as follows:

- $5.00 charge per private non-commercial vehicle.

- $2.00 charge per adult for walk-in or bike-in.

- $20.00 charge per bus or commercial vehicle.

- Children under the age of 16 are not charged a day use fee.

America the Beautiful Interagency Passes are now being sold at over 240 USACE projects across the country. These include senior, access, annual, military and Every Kid in a Park passes. Passes now allow pass holders to utilize USACE day use areas free of charge rather than at a discounted price. Pass holders may continue to use the pass for discounts on USACE camping fees. Golden Age and Golden Access passports are still valid and may be replaced by the America the Beautiful Senior Pass or Access Pass at no cost.

USACE Annual Passes are now $40.00, which permits the holder and accompanying passengers the daily use of facilities managed by USACE for one calendar year.

At Coralville Lake, passes can be purchased Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM at the Coralville Lake Administration Office located at 2850 Prairie du Chien Road NE, Iowa City, IA 52240. The USACE Annual Pass and the America the Beautiful Interagency Senior Pass may be purchased at park entrance stations during the camping season.

USACE is the nation’s largest federal provider of outdoor recreation, managing more than 400 lakes and river projects in 43 states and hosting more than 370 million visits per year. With 90 percent of these recreation areas within 50 miles of metropolitan areas they provide a diverse range of outdoor activities close to home and to people of all ages.

Release no. 16-012