If you buy something at the Thurmond Dam Visitors Center, you’ll need exact change, checks of a credit card after Sept. 1, according to the Army Corps of Engineers.
The eliminatinon of the change fund is part of a nationwide effort to streamline the corps’ financial system. Currently, the majority of corps visitor centers across the country operate without change funds.
Typical purchases include annual passes, permits to collect firewood, and certain other fees.
Corps parks, marinas and other concessions operated on corps property will continue to accept payments normally. This elimination of change funds also does not impact state and local parks at corps reservoirs.