The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Moab Field Office is now accepting public comments on a draft business plan proposing to increase recreation fees at the Sand Flats Recreation Area in Grand County.
The Sand Flats Recreation Area is managed under a cooperative agreement between Grand County and the BLM. Visitation at this site has increased 23 percent since fees were last amended in 2009, and officials say the cost of providing services has steadily increased.
Grand County recommends that the camping fee be changed from $10 per vehicle to $15 per vehicle per night. The utility trailer fee would be changed from $2 to $5 per trailer. The annual pass fee of $20 has not changed since 1998 and would be increased to $25. The group campsite rates would be increased from $50 to $70 per night.
The proposed business plan is available for review online at: http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/moab.html or www.grandcountyutah.net. Hard copies can be obtained at the BLM Moab Field Office, 82 East Dogwood, or the Grand County Courthouse at 125 E. Center Street.
Written comments on the Draft Business Plan will be accepted through Thursday, Sept. 3. Please reference “Sand Flats Business Plan” when submitting comments. Comments may be mailed to: Grand County/ Sand Flats Recreation Area, Attn: Andrea Brand, 125 E. Center St., Moab, UT 84532.
They can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or faxed to 435-259-1304.
For more business plan information, contact Katie Stevens at 435-259-2172.
County recommends increases at Sand Flats to cover rising costs