WILMINGTON, N.C. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Wilmington District has announced that W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir will be participating in National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, September 30 and will waive day use fees at its recreation areas as part of a nationwide USACE incentive to encourage people to visit their public lands.
The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities
such as group picnic shelters. Other agencies and partners that manage recreation areas located on
USACE lands are encouraged, but not required, to comply with this waiver of day use fees in the areas
Through NPLD, the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) connects people to public lands in their community, inspires environmental stewardship, and encourages use of public lands for education, recreation, and general health.
At W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir, day use fees are normally charged for activities such as launching a boat at one of W. Kerr Scott’s six boat ramps, swimming or disc golfing at Fort Hamby Park, mountain biking on Warrior Creek trail, fishing at Boomer Park, or picnicking at Keowee Park. W. Kerr Scott rangers invite the public to take this day to enjoy the great outdoors and celebrate your public lands.
For more information on National Public Lands Day or to find events near you, visit
http://www.publiclandsday.org/ or contact the W. Kerr Scott Visitor Assistance Center at 336-921-3390 or stop by at 499 Reservoir Road in Wilkesboro, NC.
Release no. 18-030