USACE Pass Information

USACE Annual Pass = $40. Pass holders receive free entrance to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-operated sites nationwide that charge day use fees. The pass may not be used at areas operated by other agencies even if those areas may be located on USACE-owned property. Camping fees are not included. Pass valid for one year. Valid through month and year shown on the pass. Sold only at USACE projects, please call ahead to ensure the office is open to the public. Can also be purchased by mail via a mail-in form. 

Please send mail-in form to the lake project office indicated on the form. 

USACE Cost-Shared Lake Information

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 Cost-shared locations

Blue Spring Lake, Missouri

Longview Lake, Missouri

Long Branch Lake, Missouri

Smithville Lake, Missouri

Hillsdale Lake, Kansas

Milford Lake, Kansas

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A USACE Cost-shared lake is one that was built in accordance with the Water Resources Development Act of 1986, Public Law 99-662. These projects were partially funded by government dollars and partially funded by non-federal public interests. These non-federal entities may operate recreation areas at these cost-shared lakes and are authorized to charge entrance and user fees accordingly. They are not authorized to sell/issue the Interagency or USACE passes and therefore are not required to accept them in lieu of entrance or user fees.

Federal Interagency Pass Information

Approximately 240 USACE recreation projects nationwide began issuing America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Interagency Passes on Jan. 1, 2016. These include:

1) Interagency Senior Pass, $80, valid for lifetime of the pass owner and available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents age 62 or older. 

2) Interagency Senior Annual Pass $20, valid one year from month of purchase, available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents 62 or older, the Senior Annual Pass can be upgraded to the Lifetime Senior Pass by exchanging four previously purchased Senior Annual Passes or paying the difference between the purchase of one to three Senior Annual Passes to equal the value of the Senior Lifetime Pass, $80. 

3) Access Pass, free for lifetime with documentation of permanent disability for U.S. citizens or permanent residents. *Documentation required.

4) Interagency Annual Pass, $80, anyone can purchase this pass.

5) Interagency Military Pass, free to current U.S. military members and their dependents. *Documentation required.

6)  Interagency Every Kid in a Park 4th Grade Pass, free to current 4th grade students with valid Every Kid in a Park voucher (visit: for details).

7) Interagency Volunteer Pass, earned with 250-plus hours of volunteer service on public lands. 

8) Interagency Military Lifetime Pass, free to gold star families and veterans. *Documentation required. 

These passes allow their holders free access to boat launches and swimming beaches managed by USACE. Senior and Access America the Beautiful passes also provide holders a 50 percent discount on campsites at USACE-managed campgrounds. Additionally, USACE will continue to sell its own annual day use pass for $40, which allows visitors free access to boat launches and swimming beaches managed by USACE. 

All America the Beautiful passes can be purchased online at There is an additional $10 processing fee for online purchases. They can also be obtained in person at many locations which can be found at Please call ahead to ensure the office is open to the public and to ensure pass availability.