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Day Use Fees at Rend Lake

Day Use Fees are collected at boat ramps and beaches managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. 

Boat Ramp Launch $5.00/vehicle 

Beaches $5.00/vehicle

Vaults are located at each boat ramp and beach where visitors can deposit cash or checks, in exchange for a day pass that must be displayed on the visitor's rear view mirror. Beach and boat ramp fees are waived for visitors displaying their registered Corps camping tag. 

Corps of Engineers Annual Day Use Passes are $40.00 and available for purchase at the Rend Lake Project Office/Visitor Center or campground fee booths. This pass covers day use fees at any Corps of Engineers project across the nation, including Rend Lake. 

America the Beautiful Pass Series are interagency passes that provide access to National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands for qualifying individuals. These passes generally cover entrance or day use fees at Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sites. There passes can be purchased online or at most federal recreation facilities, including the Rend Lake Project Office and campground fee booths.  For more information on the entire pass series visit recreation.gov

Pass Type Price Qualifications Benefits
Annual Pass $80 U.S. citizen or permanent resident Covers entrance and day use fees at federal recreational lands (including Rend Lake) for entire year from the month of purchase

Senior Annual Pass

$20 U.S. citizen or permanent resident 62 years or older Covers entrance and day use fees at federal recreational lands (including Rend Lake) and 50% discount on some expanded amenity fees such as camping for entire year from month of purchase
Lifetime Senior Pass $80 U.S. citizen or permanent resident 62 years or older Covers entrance and day use fees at federal recreational lands (including Rend Lake) and 50% discount on some expanded amenity fees such as camping for the card holders lifetime
Access Pass Free U.S. citizen or permanent resident medically determined to have a permanent disability Covers entrance and day use fees at federal recreational lands (including Rend Lake) and 50% discount on some expanded amenity fees such as camping for the card holders lifetime