Corps waives lake day use fees Aug. 1-9

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The Army Corps of Engineers will waive all day use fees from Aug. 1-9 at its more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation sites nationwide, including Thurmond Lake and other Savannah River Basin reservoirs.

The waiver applies to day use fees collected at boat launches and swimming beach facilities. Fees for camping and camping related services and specialized facilities or special events will not be waived.

“The Corps encourages Americans of all ages to take part in outdoor recreation. Our hope is to encourage increased use during this traditionally low use period, which will help individuals and local communities economically,” said Steve Stockton, the Corps’ Director of Civil Works.

State and local agencies and private partners who manage recreation facilities on Corps lands are encouraged but not required to comply with the fee waiver.

The Corps is the nation’s largest federal provider of outdoor and water-based recreation, hosting more than 350 million visitors per year at more than 400 lakes and river projects. Many of these sites are located close to major metropolitan areas and provide 4,500 miles of trails, 90,000 campsites, and 33 percent of all U.S. freshwater fishing.

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HHSgrad
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HHSgrad 07/06/09 - 09:51 am
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If they would leave the water

If they would leave the water in the lake, more people would use the recreation facilities.

giwi
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giwi 07/06/09 - 10:04 am
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How are they going to pay the

How are they going to pay the wages of those in their little shack that usually take up money. I heard some get paid $14.00 an hour!

Retired LTC
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Retired LTC 07/06/09 - 12:36 pm
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Look two knuckleheads who

Look two knuckleheads who posted today.
HHSgrad, (assume that means Home High School) lake is 2 feet below average (meaning it's full).
Giwi, are you implying that $14.00 an hour is alot?

Give the Corps a break!

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 07/06/09 - 02:16 pm
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Why is someone called

Why is someone called knucklehead when they say more people would use the recreation facilities if they would leave the water in the lake? We are watching the lake drop daily. It is more that 2 feet low from full pool. Anyone with a dock knows what a problem it is, when the lake drops. Anyone on the lake has watched the water drop when the boat races are in Augusta. If they would stop the 4200 discharge, that would help.

demented dave
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demented dave 07/06/09 - 04:20 pm
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Hard for me to feel sorry for

Hard for me to feel sorry for people with dock problems.

aftbrn
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aftbrn 07/06/09 - 04:30 pm
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Demented Dave, I'm right

Demented Dave, I'm right there with you. Oh to have such a problem,.....

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 07/06/09 - 04:30 pm
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Your words give credence to

Your words give credence to your dock envy.

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