Forest Service looking for Public Comment on Possible Maple Canyon Fee Increase

Published on April 14, 2017 at 11:31AM

PRICE, UT – Recreation managers on the Manti-La Sal National Forest are interested in hearing your comments on a proposal to increase fees for both camping and day use at Maple Canyon Campground. Fees at campsites A-F, would be raised from $3 to $5 per night. Fees at campsites 2-14 would be raised from $8 to $10 per night. Fees for day use would go from $3 to $5 per vehicle. The majority of the revenue collected at Maple Canyon (95%) would remain on the forest to operate, maintain and improve recreation facilities.

Maple Canyon Campground has received several improvements over the last five years including new picnic tables, informational kiosks, and gravel on roadways. In addition, the Forest Service says campground fees have helped staff this site with campground hosts who have greatly enhanced visitor services.

All fee proposals will be presented before a citizen’s advisory committee, Utah BLM Recreation Resource Advisory Committee. Committee members represent a broad array of recreation interest groups to help ensure that the Forest Service is proposing reasonable and publicly acceptable fee changes. Committee members will help ensure that the Forest Service addresses public issues and concerns about recreation fees. The public is welcome to attend and comment at all advisory committee meetings.

This fee proposal would be presented at the winter RRAC meeting tentatively scheduled for January, 2018. The exact meeting time, location and agenda will be announced on forest website and through local media. These fee proposals will also have extensive reviews by both the Forest Service Regional and Washington Offices.