NR 12-016: Fees waived June 14 at Nashville District day use areas for 237th Army birthday

Published June 7, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 7, 2012) – In celebration of the U.S. Army’s 237th birthday June 14, 2012, day-use fees are being waived at all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District day use areas by Lt. Col. James A. DeLapp, district commander.

“Fees shall be waived on June 14, 2012 at areas such as boat ramps and beaches where fees are collected by contract gate attendants or honor vaults,” DeLapp said. “As we celebrate the 237th Birthday of the U.S. Army and its rich heritage of defending our nation and its citizens, we wish to recognize local communities’ steadfast support of our soldiers and families in this small way,” he added.

Day use areas included in the fee waiver are listed by lake area.

Center Hill – Floating Mill Park, Hurricane Bridge, Ragland Bottom.

Cheatham – Cheatham Dam Right Bank, Harpeth River Bridge.

Cordell Hull – Defeated Creek, Roaring River.

Dale Hollow – Lillydale, Obey River Park, Pleasant Grove.

J. Percy Priest – Cook, Anderson Road.

Lake Barkley – Bumpus Mills, Canal, Old Kuttawa.

Lake Cumberland – Cumberland Point, Fall Creek, Kendall, Waitsboro.

Old Hickory – Cedar Creek, Laguardo, Old Hickory Beach.

This waiver for day use fees for swimming beaches and boat ramps does not apply to recreation areas managed by third parties.

Fees for camping, specialized facilities such as picnic shelters and for other special use/events will not be waived.

This waiver of day use fees applies only on June 14, 2012.

Since its formation by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1775 with George Washington as commander-in-chief, America’s Army has added 183 streamers to the Army Flag staff denoting the campaigns that soldiers have fought.

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Bill Peoples
Lee Roberts

Release no. 12-016