Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is waiving day-use fees beginning Saturday at its recreation sites, including several in West Virginia.
Visitors will not have to pay fees for at boat launches or swimming beach facilities through Aug. 9.
Fees for camping and related services, picnic shelter reservations or special events will not be waived.
Corps Director of Civil Works Steve Stockton says the fees will be waived during a traditionally low-use period with the hopes of helping individuals and the local communities economically.
State and local agencies and private partners who manage recreation facilities on corps lands are not required to comply with the fee waiver.
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