Fee Hikes Possible at Utah Federal BLM Sites

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November 14, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

The U.S Bureau of Land Management is looking at possible fee increases for camping on two sites in Utah.

The Bureau of Land Management Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is seeking public comment on the draft business plan to increase camping, day-use and group reservation picnic fees at Calf Creek Recreation Area and Deer Creek Campground near Escalante, reported the St. George Spectrum.

The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act authorizes BLM to collect recreational fees at sites and areas that meet specific criteria. The camping fee at Calf Creek Campground is currently set at $7 per campsite, per night. A fee for reservation use of one group picnic site is currently set at $35 per day. A day-use fee of $2 per vehicle is also charged at Calf Creek. The camping fee for Deer Creek Campground is $4 per campsite per night.

If the proposed fee increases are approved, fees at Calf Creek Campground would increase to $15 per campsite per night; $5 per vehicle for day-use; and $50 per day for reservation use of the group picnic site. At Deer Creek Campground, fees would increase to $10 per campsite per night.

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