Glen Canyon NRA seeks comment on proposed fee for campground near Lake Powell’s Wahweap area

Beehives Primitive Campground at Ferry Swale, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of the National Park Service, St. George News

PAGE, Ariz. — Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is seeking public comment regarding the implementation of a $14 per night camping fee for the Beehives Primitive Campground at Ferry Swale.

Public comments will be accepted through July 24. The campground is located near Page, Arizona, on the west side of U.S. Route 89 near the Wahweap South Entrance.

In 2017, it became apparent the area had become a popular hiking access point and the heavy visitation and off-road camping was beginning to negatively impact the site, according to a press release from Glen Canyon NRA. In 2018, the park provided six delineated camping sites to address the demand for primitive camping while protecting the area and preventing resource damage.

Funds from the proposed fee will be used for activities and projects that serve visitors to Glen Canyon NRA. Park fees allow the National Park Service to invest in the improvements necessary to provide the best possible park experience to visitors.

Ongoing projects at Glen Canyon NRA are funded under the authority of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and address high priority park needs.

To answer questions about the proposed action and provide an opportunity for the public to comment, a public meeting will be held on July 17 at 5 p.m. in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Headquarters Building, at 691 Scenic View Road in Page. Management and staff will be available to answer questions and discuss the proposed fee in more detail.

Public comments and questions about these changes are being accepted through July 24 on the park service public comment website.

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