The Bolan Mountain Lookout is one recreation rental offered on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to raise campground fees, or establish new fees, in 2018 at select Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest (RRSNF) recreation sites in both Oregon and California.

According to the Herald & News, recreation fees are used to maintain facilities and provide services at developed recreation sites. Fee changes are being considered to align the price of sites with the facilities provided or to improve services and site amenities. Recreation fees at most RRSNF sites have remained at their current levels the past eight to 10 years.

Fees at comparable sites offering similar amenities in southwest and south central Oregon, and northern California were reviewed and provided a basis for the proposed fees. The proposed changes would make RRSNF sites consistent with others throughout the region.

Highlights of the proposal include:

  • Offering three new lookout and cabin rentals;
  • Increasing fees at 10 existing cabins or lookouts;
  • Conversion of five small campgrounds that have seven or fewer individual campsites into single group camping facilities;
  • Increasing fees at four existing group campsites;
  • Adding 10 day-use fee sites, where an annual Northwest Forest Pass or National Interagency Pass would be accepted;
  • Adding new fees at six campgrounds and adjusting fees at 16 others; and
  • Adjusting extra vehicle fees to 50% of the rate of the campsite fee in all fee campgrounds.

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