Military can receive free admission to parks

Published 11:00 pm Friday, May 18, 2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin accepting the America the Beautiful Federal Recreation Pass Program’s new Interagency Annual Pass for Military at its more than 2,500 Corps-managed recreation areas throughout the nation beginning Saturday, Armed Forces Day.

The closest areas to Vicksburg include Grenada, Enid, Sardis and Arkabutla parks.

Active duty, National Guard and reserves and their dependents who present the new Military Pass will receive a fee waiver to Corps-managed day-use areas.

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The free military pass may be obtained in person at U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offices.