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The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in Oregon is considering turning over operation of six more of its campgrounds to a concessionaire as a way to keep them open and maintained for the public, but with some fee increases, the Mail Tribune of Medford reported.

If adopted, the proposal would raise to 14 the number of national forest campgrounds operated by Rogue Recreation Inc., which has managed campgrounds in the Union Creek and Fish Lake areas for the Forest Service since 1993.

U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Virginia Gibbons said recreation managers think expanding Rogue Recreation’s presence would help ensure the campgrounds stay open during the summers and with a level of service that would keep campers happy.

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