BLM to Charge Overnight Camping Fee at Swasey’s Campground

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Bureau of Land Management Press Release

Beginning Feb. 26, 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price Field Office will charge a $10 overnight camping fee at Swasey’s Campground. Operational costs, including cleaning and waste disposal, continue to rise and this fee will help offset those costs. The fees will be used for new facilities as well as site maintenance and upgrades while providing a more safe and enjoyable experience.

A self-pay fee station will be located at the campground entrance and a camp host will assist visitors during peak weekends and holidays. Camping is on a first-come, first-served basis. Campsites cannot be reserved in advance.

The business plan for this facility, which includes information regarding campground infrastructure and maintenance needs, is available for review online at: https://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/moab.html.

This fee was approved Jan. 10, 2014, by the Utah Recreation Resource Advisory Council.

For more information on Swasey’s Campground, contact Matt Blocker (435) 636-3631. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) 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.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In fiscal year 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

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