Corps of Engineers 2015 Annual Recreation Passes Available for Purchase

Corps of Engineers 2015 Annual Recreation Passes Available for Purchase

SAVANNAH, Ga. – New 2015 annual passes for day use recreation areas are now available for purchase at the Corps’ Savannah District’s three dam and lake projects — lakes HartwellRichard B. Russell, and J. Strom Thurmond.

The annual pass costs $30 and remains valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Passes may be purchased at the following locations:

  • J. Strom Thurmond Lake Visitor Center, 510 Clarks Hill Highway, Clarks Hill, S.C.
  • Hartwell Lake Visitor Center, 5625 Anderson Highway, Hartwell, Ga. (or at any Corps campground office at Hartwell Lake)
  • Richard B. Russell Lake Visitor Center, 4144 Russell Dam Drive, Elberton, Ga.

Alternative locations for purchasing passes near J. Strom Thurmond Lake include:

  • Augusta Marine, 4250 Belair Frontage Road, Augusta, Ga.
  • Sportsman’s Corner, E Martintown Road, North Augusta, S.C.
  • Cliatt’s Crossing, 3850 Augusta Highway, Lincolnton, Ga.

Annual passes sold in 2015 have a 2016 expiration date sticker. Annual pass holders must hang the pass from the vehicle’s rear view mirror to display the expiration date on the decal. Open vehicles such as motorcycles or jeeps must display the decal directly on the rear view mirror, or any other easily visible location on the vehicle.

Corps day use areas typically include boat launch ramps, designated swimming beaches, and picnic areas. The annual day use pass does not cover camping fees, picnic shelter group reservations, and other fees. Any Corps-operated day use recreation area throughout the nation accepts the pass. For a complete listing of Corps recreation areas, visit 

For more information, contact a Corps office near you: J. Strom Thurmond Lake Project Office at (800) 533-3478; Hartwell Lake Project Office at (888) 893-0678; or Richard B. Russell Lake Project Office at (800) 944-7207.