April 1, 2022 3:30 am
Visitors to the Bureau of Land Management’s recreation areas in Northwest Oregon will see new and increased fees this season.
A press release said the changes were the first in over a decade and would go into effect this month at 22 locations in the region.
BLM’s Jennifer O’Leary said the agency withholds 100 percent of the fees to help run, maintain, and improve the local site. O’Leary said the funds also contribute to community partnerships and volunteer activities that support BLM’s local recovery program.
The press release states that the fee changes include increases and new fees at existing day-use and overnight recreation sites. However, much of the underdeveloped BLM-managed areas in the district will continue to provide free outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking and scattered camping.
O’Leary said the program also includes a new $30 district-wide recreation pass. This will make it easier for frequent visitors to enjoy public BLM areas in Northwest Oregon.
For fee changes and other information, see: https://www.blm.gov/programs/recreation/permits-and-fees/business-plans