PLAINVIEW, Ark. – The Army Corps of Engineers announces the 2013 Camping Fee Schedule for the Nimrod Project Office. This fee schedule was effective beginning March 1.
All parks on Nimrod and Blue Mountain Lakes are in full operation as of March 1 with the exception of County Line Park which remains closed. Camping fees are $16 per night for 30 amp sites with water, $18 per night for 50 amp site with water, $32 per night for 30 amp multi-family sites with water, and $36 per night for 50 amp multi-family sites with water.
Day use fees for use of boat launch is $3 per day and swimming area fee is $1 per person up to a maximum of $4 per vehicle per day. This fee is for all individuals 12 years and over. Children under 12 swim free.
The Annual Day Use Pass is $30 per year. This pass entitles the holder to use launch ramps and swim beaches managed by Corps of Engineers nationwide at no additional cost for one year from the purchase date.
Annual Day Use Passes are available at Waveland and Outlet Area Park gate houses on Blue Mountain Lake and River Road, Quarry Cove, Carter Cove, and Sunlight Bay Park gate houses on Nimrod Lake. The park gate houses are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Golden Age or Access and America the Beautiful Senior or Access card holders receive a 50 percent discount on camping fees, day use fees or the Annual Day Use Pass. The card holder must present the card in person to get the discount.
The Corps of Engineers does not issue these discount passes. They are issued at most U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service offices. Check your local directory for a location near you or visit http://store.usgs.gov/pass/index.html.
The reservation season will begin on March 15. To ensure your favorite campsite is available upon your arrival call the National Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or visit the website http://www.recreation.gov, and make your reservation in advance.
We hope to see you at Nimrod Lake or Blue Mountain Lake this year. Remember to be safe while enjoying your public recreation areas. Wear your life jacket and watch for others when boating. You might be doing everything right, but another boater who is not paying attention, could put you or those with you in serious danger.
For more information, call the Corps of Engineers Nimrod Office at 1-479-272-4324 or Blue Mountain Lake Office at 1-479-947-2372 and press 9 to speak with someone between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.
Recreation information can be found on the Internet at www.swl.usace.army.mil, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/littlerockusace, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/usacelittlerock.