US Army Corps of Engineers
Baltimore District

Passes Honored by Raystown Lake

Annual Launch Passes (Commonly referred to as an annual boat launch pass):
Effective July, 2011, boat launch fee payments and permits are no longer required at Raystown Lake! As such, there is no fee to launch a boat at any Corps of Engineers managed boat launch at Raystown Lake.

Boaters should note that launch fees may apply at other Corps of Engineers lakes and projects, and privately managed facilities (i.e. marinas) at Raystown Lake.

America the Beautiful Discount Passes:

America the Beautiful Passes are interagency discount passes that offer reductions for specific fees charged at Corps of Engineers, National Park Service, Forest Service and other federal facilities. There are six types of America the Beautiful Passes.

  • SENIOR LIFETIME America the Beautiful Passes can only be purchased in person by individuals who are 62+ years old for $80. The Senior pass offers a 50% discount on use fees. At Raystown, senior card holders can use their discount pass towards camping fees.
  • SENIOR ANNUAL America the Beautiful Passes can only be purchased in person, by individuals who are 62+ years old for $20. The Senior pass offers a 50% discount on use fees. At Raystown, senior card holders can use their discount pass towards camping fees.
  • ACCESS America the Beautiful Passes are only issued in person, free of charge, to individuals that can provide proof of a state recognized disability. The Access pass offers a 50% discount on use fees. At Raystown, access card holders can use their discount pass towards camping fees.
  • MILITARY America the Beautiful Passes can only be issued to Active military and dependents only, free of charge. Not available for civilians or veterans. Valid for entrance fees & standard day use fees for all federal recreational lands and waters. Valid for one year from month of issue. There are no entrance fees at Raystown Lake.
  • ANNUAL America the Beautiful Passes can be purchased for $80 by anyone and used towards park entrance fees. There are no park entrance fees at Raystown. Therefore the annual pass at Raystown has no value.
  • VOLUNTEER America the Beautiful Passes are issued to individuals who have provided 250+ volunteer hours. The volunteer pass can only be used towards park entrance fees. There are no park entrance fees at Raystown. Therefore the volunteer pass at Raystown has no value.
  • EVERY KID IN A PARK PASS This free pass can be obtained by a 4th grade student who has a printed voucher showing completion of online education program. Valid September through August of the year that the student is in 4th grade. Valid for entrance fees and standard day use fees for all federal recreational lands and waters. Click here for more information https://www.everykidinapark.gov/get-your-pass/

Senior and Access discounts are accepted at Raystown only when the appropriate America the Beautiful pass is presented upon request. Raystown Lake Visitor Center-Park Ranger Office can issue/sell any America the Beautiful pass listed above. For additional information and to purchase passes online click here. https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm