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    BLM seeks input on overnight fees at Lander-area campgrounds

    (Lander, WY) –The Bureau of Land Management has drafted a plan for updated overnight fees at three campgrounds near Lander. The BLM Lander Field Office will accept comments on the draft plan through July 5, 2024.

    Lander-area recreation sites have become more popular in recent years, particularly at the Atlantic City and Big Atlantic Gulch campgrounds near Atlantic City, and the Cottonwood Campground on Green Mountain. To keep up with increasing demand and to continue to provide quality services, the Lander Field Office proposes to raise the overnight fee at these three sites from $6 per night to $20 per night, plus an additional vehicle fee after the first vehicle and trailer. All other BLM-managed recreation sites within the Lander Field Office area will remain free to use.

    “Increased overnight fees collected will be put back into these campgrounds for maintenance and future improvements,” said Lander Field Manager John Elliott. “Ultimately, charging a fee that’s comparable to similar campgrounds in the region will allow us to provide better experiences for campers while improving access and protecting natural resources on public lands.”

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    The draft plan can be found at the BLM’s Recreation Site Business Plans page (blm.gov/programs/recreation/permits-and-fees/business-plans). The comment period runs from June 5 through July 5, 2024. Comments may be emailed to [email protected]. Please include “Campground Business Plan Comment” in the subject line. Comments may also be mailed to BLM, Campground Business Plan Comment, 1335 Main Street, Lander, WY 82520.

    For more information, please contact the Lander Field Office at 307-332-8400.

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