The Coconino National Forest is seeking public input on implementing a proposed fees at several forests campgrounds in the Mogollon Ranger District.
The forest is proposing fees at Clint’s Well and Kehl Springs campgrounds, while increasing fees at Blue Ridge, Rock Crossing, Knoll Lake, Elks, Long Valley Work Center and Moqui campgrounds on the Mogollon Ranger District. The fees are based on increased use in order to continue improving the sites, according to a Coconino National Forest media release.
Deadline for comments in Oct. 15, 2019.
Fees have not changed for more than a decade, and would help bring recreating sites into a better alignment with nearby public and private recreation areas.
Ninety-five percent of the fees remain on the forest to operate, maintain and improve the facilities and programs at the campgrounds.
Developed family campgrounds are limited to a family size group or up to eight people and two cars. The Moqui Group Campground consists of three group sites that can accommodate up to 50 people and 10 vehicles at each site. The Elks and Long Valley Work Center Group Campgrounds can accommodate up to 300 people and 50 vehicles. These two large group sites are ideal for large family reunions and social gatherings
The fee increase would be presented before a citizen’s adivosry committee, called the Arizona Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (RAC), which helps ensure the Forest Service addresses public issues and concerns about recreation fees. The public is welcome to attend all meetings, expected in December 2019, and could go into effect as early as Spring 2020.
Regular mail: Coconino National Forest, Mogollon Rim Ranger District, Attn: Recreation Fee Program, 8738 Ranger Road, Happy Jack, AZ 86024