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2016 Recreation Changes

If you make reservations online at or visit any of our recreation areas, you will learn of the updates that we, at the Mississippi River Project, have implemented for the 2016 season. Overnight camping fees for Class A sites are now $14 for non-electric and $20 for sites with electric. Camping fees for our Class B sites are now $12 per night while Class C sites will remain at $10 per night. The discount passes, such as the America the Beautiful and/or Golden Age/Access passes will continue to be accepted. Class A sites will continue to be 100 percent reserveable. Campers will still be able to “first-come, first serve” camp, as long as the site isn’t reserved. Making all sites 100 percent reserveable gives everyone, including the transient camper, a fair opportunity to camp. In making the change to 100 percent reserveable, the minimum booking window has decreased from three days down to two days.

Boat ramp day use fees has gone up to $5 a day. If you are a frequent visitor, you may wish to purchase an annual pass for $40. The annual pass allows unlimited, nation wide use of all Corps day use fee areas for one year from date of purchase. The pass is in the form of a placard that hangs on your rear-view mirror. If you have a Golden Age/Access or America the Beautiful Senior or Access card you will no longer need to purchase a USACE Annual Pass for day use fee areas. All you will need to do is display your Golden Age/Access or America the Beautiful Pass in your vehicle either on the dash or by using a hang tag. Hang tags will be available at USACE offices.

Class A Camping Season Dates

These areas include Grant River, Blanding Landing, Thomson Causeway, Fisherman’s Corner, Clark’s Ferry and Shady Creek. The season dates are opening May 1 and closing on the fourth Sunday of October.

To find out more information about a specific recreation area please click Here.