Originally Posted by sailor
Better deal is to buy an annual pass for $30 which allows you to use all Corps of Engineers ramps and day use areas in the country.
Very true, but keep a couple of things in mind:
The fees generally apply to "improved' access areas:
sometimes there are Corp access areas with gravel
parking lots and no pit toilets and the fees do not
apply at those locations.
Also, state facilities (as opposed to Corp facilities) will
have a different fee schedule: for example, in Missouri
and Illinois you can launch at a state park for free whereas
you pay the fee at a Corp of Engineers ramp.
In Indiana, however, the state rips you a "new one" with all
of their various fees, and one is ahead to deal with the
Corp of Engineers in that case.