Manti-La Sal receives campground fee increase approval

Release Date: Feb 5, 2021

Beginning this year, visitors to the Manti-La Sal National Forest will see an increase in usage-fees at 30 developed campgrounds, following regional approval of a request submitted last year by the forest.

“We have determined that it is necessary to raise fees at some of our campgrounds,” said Ryan Nehl, Manti-La Sal Forest Supervisor. “This is not a decision that we take lightly; however, we feel that these increases are needed to sustain a quality experience for our forest users.”

While maintenance is an ongoing task for recreation staff, there is a backlog of projects at many of the campgrounds. Older picnic tables, fire rings, grill stands, tent pads, paved and graveled roads, and perimeter fences need repair or replacement. These fees will be used to fund ongoing operations, maintenance, and improvements in the forest’s developed recreation sites.

In 2004, Congress passed the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) which allows the Forest Service to retain ninety-five percent of the revenue from recreation fees collected at recreation sites to use those funds locally to operate, maintain, and improve these sites. The revenue collected through recreation fees helps improve infrastructure at campgrounds and adjacent trails; assists in reducing the backlog in deferred maintenance; and allows the forest to hire additional recreation staff during the season of operation.

After a public comment period, the Utah Bureau of Land Management Recreation Resource Advisory Committee approved the Manti-La Sal’s campground fee increase proposal in November 2020. Following that approval, the request was sent to the regional forester for review and concurrence.

Reservations for Forest Service camp sites and cabins are made online through Recreation.Gov. Rec.gov provides detailed information about the properties and booking availability on the site.

The following fee-increases are approved for the 2021 camping season:

 

Campground

Current Fee

Increased Fee

Mason Draw

$5 (single site)

$10 (single site)

Oowah Lake

$5 (single site)

$10 (single site)

Warner Lake

$10 (single site)

$20 (single site)

Pioneer@ Buckeye Reservoir

$10 (single site)

$15 (single site)

Dalton Springs

$10 (single site)

$20 (single site)

Buckboard

$10 (single site)

$20 (single site)

Nizhoni

$10 (single site)

$20 (single site)

Devils Canyon

$10 (single site)

$20 (single site)

Big Rock (Group Site)

$5 per vehicle (walk-in)

$20 per site (walk-in)

Bridges (Group Site A)

$5 per vehicle (walk-in)

$20 per site (walk-in)

Chute (Group Site)

$5 per vehicle (walk-in)

$20 per site (walk-in)

Cleveland Reservoir

(Single Sites C-G)

(Double Sites A & B)

 

$5 per vehicle

$5 per vehicle

 

$10 per single site

$20 per double site

Ferron Reservoir

(Group Site 21)

$10 per site (walk-in)

$20 per site (walk-in)

Flat Canyon

(Group Site 21)

$5 per vehicle (walk-in)

$20 per site (walk-in)

Forks of Huntington (Group Site 1)

$5 per vehicle (walk-in)

$20 per site (walk-in)

Gooseberry (Group Site)

$5 per vehicle (walk-in)

$20 per site (walk-in)

Indian Creek Group Campground (all)

$3 per vehicle (walk-in)

$20 per site (walk-in)

Joes Valley Pavilion

(Group Site)

$5 per vehicle (walk-in)

$20 per site (walk-in)

Lake Canyon

(All Group Sites Millers, Rolfson, Lake Canyon)

 

(All Double Sites 11, 17, 24, 41)

 

$5 per vehicle (walk-in)

 

$5 per vehicle (walk-in)

 

$20 per site (walk-in)

 

$15 per site (walk-in)

Little Bear (Group A-B)

$5 per vehicle (walk-in)

$20 per site (walk-in)

Lower Little Bear
(Double A)

(Group B)

 

$5 per vehicle

$5 per vehicle

 

$10 per site

$20 per site

Miller Flat Reservoir

(Group A)

(Double Site 1-2)

 

$5 per vehicle (walk-in)

$5 per vehicle

 

$20 per site (walk-in)

$15 per site (www.recreation.gov)

Old Folks Flat

(all group sites)

(#9)

 

$5 per vehicle (walk-in)

$30 per site (www.recreation.gov)

 

$20 per site (walk-in)

$40 per site (www.recreation.gov)

Potter’s Pond

(Group Site 13)

(Group Site 6)

 

$10 per site (walk-in)

$10 per site (walk-in)

 

$15 per site (walk-in)

$20 per site (walk-in)

Willow Lake

 

$3 per vehicle (walk-in)

$7 per site (www.recreation.gov)

$7 per site (walk-in)

$10 per site (www.recreation.gov)

Lake Hill (Group Sites 1, 3)

$5 per vehicle (walk-in)

$20 per site (walk-in)

Manti Community
(Group Site 7)

$5 per vehicle (walk-in)

$20 per site (walk-in)

Maple Canyon

(Group Site 1)

$5 per vehicle (walk-in)

$20 per site (walk-in)

Twelve Mile Flat

(Double site 4)

(Group Site 1 &13)

 

$12 per site

$5 per vehicle (walk-in)

 

$15 per site

$20 per site (walk-in)

Twin Lake

(Single site)

(Group Site)

 

$5 per vehicle (walk-in)

$5 per vehicle (walk-in)

 

$10 per site

$20 per site (walk-in)

 

 





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