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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Southern Nevada District Office
 
Release Date: 04/19/12
Contacts: Kirsten Cannon , 702-515-5057 , k1cannon@blm.gov

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to Collect Fees During National Park Week


Las Vegas – Red Rock Canyon is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and, therefore, does not participate in the fee-free week during the U.S. National Park Service’s National Park Week April 21 through April 29, 2012.
 
In conjunction with other agencies within the Department of the Interior, the BLM will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to the National System of Public Lands—including Red Rock Canyon—on several days in 2012: Get Outdoors Day (June 9), National Public Lands Day (September 29) and Veteran’s Day weekend (November 10 to 12). 
 
The scenic drive day pass for cars is $7, while motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians are charged $3. A Red Rock annual pass is $30. Fees at Red Rock Canyon are used on-site to provide for public enjoyment and visitor experience, enhance recreational opportunities and protect Red Rock resources.

Red Rock Canyon features a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, gold-certified visitor center, a scenic drive, miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, road biking, picnic areas and nature observing opportunities.

Check out Red Rock Canyon pictures on our BLM Nevada Flickr page. 



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 04-19-2012