Recreation managers at the Nez Perce–Clearwater National Forests are interested in hearing your comments on a proposal to increase fees at 29 campgrounds and cabin/lookout rentals.
Forest recreation opportunities are found in three large geographical zones: the North Zone, including the Palouse and North Fork Ranger Districts; the Central Zone, containing the Lochsa, Moose Creek (Selway River), and Powell Ranger Districts; and the South Zone which covers the Red River, Elk City, South Fork of the Clearwater and Salmon River Districts. Proposed fee increases are as follows:
Aquarius, Hidden Creek, Kelly Forks, Noe Creek and Washington Creek Campgrounds currently charge $7 per night which will increase to $10 per night.
Laird Park and Little Boulder Campgrounds currently charge $8 per night which will increase to $12 per night.
Elk River Campground which has electrical hook-ups will go from $15 per night to $20 per night.
Bald Mountain Lookout rental is proposed to increase from $35 to $45 per night.
Kelly Forks Cabin is proposed to increase from $55 per night to $65 per night.
Liz Butte Cabin is proposed to increase from $20 per night to $40 per night.
Apgar, Wild Goose, Wilderness Gateway, Wendover, White Sand, Whitehouse and O’Hara Bar Campgrounds currently charge $8 per night which will increase to $15 per night.
Jerry Johnson Campground is currently charging $10 per night which is proposed to increase to $15 per night.
Powell Campground which also has electrical hook-ups will increase from $15 per night to $20 per night.
Glade Creek Group Campground will increase from $35 per night for five camping spots to $50 per night.
Lolo Pass currently has a winter recreation pass under a Special Recreation Permit. Day passes will remain $5 per day, but season passes are proposed to increase from $25 to $35 per season.
Castle Butte Lookout is proposed to increase from $30 per night to $40 per night.
Castle Creek and South Fork Campground are proposed to increase from $8 per night to $12 per night.
Fish Creek Campground currently charges $6 per night which will increase to $12.
Spring Bar Campground on the Salmon River will increase from $10 per night to $12 per night.
Red River Campground is proposed to increase from $6 per night to $12 per night.
Jerry Walker Cabin located near the Elk City is proposed to increase from $20 per night to $40 per night.
You can mail comments to: Diana Jones, RFA Coordinator, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, 12730 U.S. Highway 12, Orofino, ID 83544 or email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments are due May 9, 2014.