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
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
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
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.