The Utah Recreation Resource Advisory Council approved the fees in September 2015 and the BLM approved them in December.
New overnight use fees in the Indian Creek Corridor include Creek Pasture and Superbowl campgrounds, which will be $5 per site. New group site fees at Indian Creek Falls will be set at $25, plus $2 per person per night and new group site fees at Creek Pasture will be set at $25, plus $3 per person per night.
“The fees will help offset increasing operational costs, including campground cleaning, restroom maintenance and waste disposal that have come with increased visitation, as the area continues to gain popularity,” BLM officials said in the news release.
The BLM uses funds generated by the recreation fee program to “provide a safe and enjoyable experience for visitors by maintaining facilities and making site improvements such as picnic tables, fire rings, accessible sites, vault toilets, and shade shelters,” the news release stated.
A self-pay fee station will be located at the campground entrances. Group sites can be reserved online through the recreation.gov website. Individual campsites cannot be reserved in advance, and are on a first-come, first-served basis.
The business plan, which includes information regarding campground infrastructure and maintenance needs, is available online at: http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/monticello/planning/FinalBusinessPlanCampgrounds.html.