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USACE Vicksburg District to offer daily, annual day passes online for Mississippi lakes

USACE Vicksburg District
Published June 12, 2023

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announces that Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid and Grenada Lake visitors can purchase daily and annual day use passes online.

Beginning mid-June, visitors will be able to purchase activity passes for boat ramp and swimming area use through the website www.recreation.gov or the Recreation.gov mobile app (available through the App Store or Google Play).

Visitors can purchase passes in the recreation areas by scanning QR codes on signs or from anywhere using computers, mobile devices, and smartphones. Visitors that purchase annual passes will have 14 days to visit any of the Mississippi lakes field offices to receive the physical hang tag for that pass.

The activity passes expand Recreation.gov opportunities at the Mississippi Lakes. Camping and picnic shelter reservations at each of the lakes are also made through the service. For many years, payment for these activities has been cash-only through the use of honor vaults in the areas. With the increased use and security of mobile payments, alternatives to cash are becoming preferred methods. Honor vaults will be removed as the QR code system. Cash payments can still be made for daily and annual passes, as well as America the Beautiful passes at each of the field offices.

For more information, please contact the north Mississippi lakes field offices:

Arkabutla Lake: 662-562-6261

Sardis Lake: 662-563-4531

Enid Lake: 662-563-4571

Grenada Lake: 662-226-5911

The USACE Vicksburg District is engineering solutions to the nation’s toughest challenges. The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana, that holds nine major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline Mississippi River levees. The Vicksburg District is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.

Christi Kilroy

Release no. 23-018