The Fort Worth District announces changes in recreation day use fees

Published Dec. 23, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District announced today that beginning Jan. 1, 2016, the recreation day use fees charged for boat launches and swimming beaches managed by the district will change to a simpler fee structure. The fee for a USACE annual pass to these facilities will also change.

Some locations may also see a change in camping fees and the fee for a Special Use Permit, which covers events, facilities and activities. 

Fee changes are needed to ensure USACE fees remain comparable and fair to those charged by other local providers for similar facilities and services. These fee increases effect all Corps managed facilities fees and were last changed in 2002.

The day use fee structure will vary depending upon a comparability study conducted by each lake office, but the minimum day use fees beginning in January will be as follows:

  • Minimum day use fee of $5.00 will be charged per private non-commercial vehicle.
  • Minimum day use fee of $2.00 per adult for walk-in or bike-in
  • Minimum day use fee of $20.00 will be charged per bus or commercial vehicle.
  • Children under the age of 16 are not charged a day use fee.

Payment of the day use fee entitles the user to launch a boat or use any developed swimming beach at a USACE-operated recreation area for that day.

A USACE annual day use pass may be purchased for $40, which permits the holder and accompanying passengers the daily use of facilities managed by USACE for one calendar year. The public will also be able to obtain Interagency America the Beautiful Passes at more than 240 USACE projects across the country.

For information on the new fee structure, visitors should contact their local USACE recreation project. A directory of project offices is available at



About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico.  Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: and SWF Face book at:
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819 Taylor St., Fort Worth, TX 76102

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