- Open year-round.
- Day Use Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. An overnight camping fee will be required for anyone choosing to remain in the recreation area after the specified day use hours. Noise levels on radios should be kept to minimum to not disturb others.
Fees: The only portions of the Monument where fees are charged are the developed campgrounds and recreation sites in the Wild Rivers and Orilla Verde recreation areas. Self-service pay stations are located in these areas.
- Day Use
- $3.00/day per vehicle to use the area for 30 minutes or more. An annual day use pass, good for the calendar year, is available for $20.00.
- $7.00/night for one vehicle, $10.00 for two. Maximum 2 vehicles and 8 people per site. (Additional vehicles may park in day use parking areas at $3.00/day.) Annual day use passes do not apply to camping fees.
- RV Sites (Orilla Verde only): $15.00 per night, includes water and electrical hookups. No sewer.
- Walk in river campsites at Wild Rivers: $5.00/night.
- Designated primitive campsites at Orilla Verde: $5.00/night.
- Group Shelters
- $30.00 per day, $40.00 per night
Additional things to know before you visit the National Monument
- Campfires – At Wild Rivers and Orilla Verde Recreation Areas, campfires are only allowed in grills or fire pans, and firewood collection is prohibited. Firewood is available for purchase at the Visitor Centers or from a Camp Host. Do not leave fires unattended. Campstoves are recommended throughout the National Monument.
- Camping: Quiet hours are observed from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
- Pets – Pets must be kept under control and on a leash at all times within developed recreation areas. Pets are not permitted on Big Arsenic Trail or in springs.
- Fireworks – Discharge of fireworks is prohibited.
- Firearms - Discharge of firearms is prohibited within one mile of a recreation site.
- Litter – Separate receptacles for trash and aluminum cans are located at all developed campgrounds and picnic areas. Please do not litter.
- Cultural Resources – Sites and artifacts dating back many centuries are located within the Recreation Area. Removal or disturbance of these artifacts destroys valuable information about our past and is punishable by fines and/or imprisonment.
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