BLM seeks comment on increasing San Juan County camping fees

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MONTICELLO — The Bureau of Land Management Monticello Field Office is now accepting public comment on a draft business plan proposing to increase camping fees at seven developed recreation sites in San Juan County.

Currently, overnight use fees are $6 per site at Hamburger Rock, $10 per site at Sand Island, and $25 plus $2 per person per night for the Sand Island group site. Use is currently free at Creek Pasture, Creek Pasture group site, Superbowl and Indian Creek Falls group site.

Fee rates at Hamburger Rock have remained the same since 2005, and rates at Sand Island have not changed since 2003. To help offset increased operating costs, the BLM proposes to raise overnight use fees as follows:

  • $10 per site at Hamburger Rock and $15 per site at Sand Island
  • New overnight use fees at Creek Pasture and Superbowl would be set at $10 per site
  • New group site fees at Indian Creek Falls would be set at $25, plus $2 per person per night
  • New group site fees at Creek Pasture would be set at $25, plus $3 per person per night
  • The group site fee at Sand Island would be raised to $25, plus $4 per person per night

The proposed business plan is available for review here. Hard copies can be obtained at the BLM Monticello Field Office, 435 N. Main Street, Monticello.

Written comments on the Draft Business Plan for Monticello Field Office Campgrounds will be accepted through Sept. 3. Please reference “Campground Business Plan” when submitting comments.

Written comments may be mailed or emailed using the following addresses:

Bureau of Land Management
Attn: Campground Business Plan
P.O. Box 7
Monticello, UT 84535

Before including an address, phone number, email address or other personally identifiable information in any comments, be aware that the entire comment, including personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. Requests to withhold personal identifying information from public review can be submitted, but the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.


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1 Comment

  • anyonemouse August 8, 2015 at 8:31 am

    It is angering, the outrageousness of public officials obliterating the publics free access to public lands and implementing ever increasing toll-booths TO OUR OWN LANDS. Creating an exclusive access for the middle-upper class and exclude ever more of those who cannot pay from enjoying nature, which should be free. We have already seen the gradually price-them-out-of-public-land-use applied to the local ranchers. The very idea of charging half the cost of a hotel for a days access to a space big enough to pitch a tent and a public port-a-potty is total class warfare. This is what UN agenda 21 looks like in action. The employees of the BLM should be ashamed for any part they play in the gradual removal of the public’s lands.

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