Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act

The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) was enacted by Congress and signed into law by President George Bush on December 8, 2004. This act provides agencies with recreation fee authority for 10 years, which allows agencies to provide better facilities and services to visitors and enter into fee management agreements with counties and other entities to provide additional services to visitors.

The majority of proceeds from FLREA go right back into maintaining and improving the campgrounds and facilites that generate the funds. These funds enable Recreation Staff to build and maintain bridges, boat ramps, and keep toilets and campgrounds clean. A portion of the fees also support volunteer and partnership projects with local organizations.