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Corps Day Use Passes

DAY USE PASSES NOW AVAILABLE

AT GREERS FERRY LAKE PROJECT OFFICE

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark., March 2 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Greers Ferry Lake has Annual Day Use Passes for 2009 in stock and available.  The passes cost $30 each, and holders of Golden Age or Access Passports or America the Beautiful Senior or Access Passports may purchase them for $15.  The office is near the dam at 700 Heber Springs Road North. 

Purchasers of passes this year will see a change from previous years.  The month and year stickers will now reflect the expiration date instead of the purchase date.  This means there will not be a 2009 sticker issued but one that expires in 2010.  This change will make the pass expiration more clear.

The Day Use Pass is a tag that is hung from the interior rear view mirror of the vehicle.  A visitor may purchase more than one annual day use pass at full price. 

Day Use Pass holders may use any day use area managed by the Corps nationwide at no additional cost.  At Greers Ferry Lake, area day use fees are charged at Dam Site Park.  These passes do not apply to other types of use fees, such as camping or picnic shelter reservation fees.

Greers Ferry Lake's first round of campgrounds just opened for the 2009 recreation season.  John F. Kennedy and Dam Site parks are now open for camping.  On April 1, Choctaw, Cove Creek, Devils Fork, Heber Springs, Hill Creek, Narrows, Old Highway 25, Shiloh, and Sugar Loaf Parks will open for camping.

        The Greers Ferry Lake Project Office is open from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.  For more information, please call 501-362-2416 or visit the Greers Ferry Lake home page at:  http://www.swl.usace.army.mil/parks/greersferry/index.htm

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