BLM increases Monticello area camping fees

Sand Island Campground, located on the north bank of the San Juan River about 3 miles west of Bluff, Utah, on the south side of Highway 191. Campground information online at http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/monticello/recreation/activities/camping/sand_island_camp_ground.html. San Juan County, Utah, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of BLM-Utah Monticello Field, St. George News

MONTICELLO — The Bureau of Land Management-Utah Monticello Field Office will increase several camping fees to offset operational costs, including campground cleaning and maintenance, which continue to rise. Increases go into effect Feb. 1 and Sept. 1.

Hamburger Rock Campground, Monticello, Utah, date unspecified | Photo via blm.gov, St. George News
Hamburger Rock Campground, Monticello, Utah, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management, St. George News

Beginning Feb. 1, the BLM-Utah will charge a $10 overnight camping fee per site at Hamburger Rock and $15 per site at Sand Island. The Sand Island group site will become $25 a night plus $4 per person per night.

Beginning Sept. 1, new overnight use fees will go into effect in the Indian Creek Corridor; Creek Pasture and Superbowl campgrounds will be $5 per site.

Beginning Sept. 1, new group site fees at Indian Creek Falls will be $25 plus $2 per person per night. New group site fees at Creek Pasture will be $25 plus $3 per person per night.

The fee increases were approved Sept. 10, 2015, by the Utah Recreation Resource Advisory Council, according to a news release issued by the BLM-Utah.

A self-pay fee station will be located at campground entrances. Camping is on a first-come, first-served basis, and individual campsites cannot be reserved in advance. Larger group sites can still be reserved by calling the Monticello Field Office at 435-587-1500.

The final business plan, which includes information regarding campground infrastructure and maintenance needs, is available online.

For more information on these fees, contact Casey Worth at 435-587-1519.

Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question with the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours.

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1 Comment

  • .... January 13, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Oh my Gawd here come the Bundys and their elite group of A Holes ! HA ha ha ha

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