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Corps parks no longer accept cash

By Pamela A. Keene
 
Bring your credit or debit card if you plan to visit a dozen of the Corps of Engineers’ parks on Lake Lanier, starting April 1. The Corps has installed automated credit card machines at these day-use parks: Buford Dam Park, Burton Mill, Keiths Bridge, Lanier Park, Little Hall, Long Hollow, Lower Pool East, Lower Pool West, Old Federal Day-Use, Two Mile, Van Pugh North and West Bank. Visitors will no longer be able to use the yellow user-fee envelopes deposited in the vault boxes at these locations. 
 
Additionally, visitors to six Corps-managed boat ramps must now display one of about a half-dozen federal recreation passes – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Annual Pass, America the Beautiful Senior Pass, America the Beautiful Access Park or an America the Beautiful Annual Pass. Those boat ramps are East Bank, Balus Creek, Little River, Thompson Bridge and Vanns Tavern. Credit card machines or cash vaults will not be available at these boat ramps. 
 
Fees remain the same as in past seasons: $5 per vehicle, $2 per person for walk-ins, $5 per boat launch, $20 per commercial vehicle and $40 for an annual pass. 
 
Annual passes may be purchased seven days a week at the Lake Lanier Project Management Office from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Corps annual pass can also be purchased by credit card at any of the 12 day-use parks listed above; purchasers have seven days to redeem the annual pass receipt at the office or by mail. Annual passes are valid for one year from the purchase date.
 
For more information, call the Lanier Project Office at 770 945-9531.

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