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Expanded Amenity Fees


Expanded amenity fees are charged for specialized outdoor recreation sites and services that provide direct benefits primarily to individuals or groups rather than to society as a whole. The individual or group receiving a direct service or using a specialized facility should bear a greater share of the direct costs of providing the service or facility. 

Expanded amenity recreation sites and services include the following:
 
1. Developed campgrounds where a majority (five of nine) of the following amenities is provided:
 
  1. Tent or trailer spaces;
  2. Picnic tables;
  3. Drinking water;
  4. Access road;
  5. Refuse containers (refer to trash receptacle);
  6. Toilet facilities;
  7. Fee collection by an employee or agent of the BLM;
  8. Reasonable visitor protection; and          
  9. Simple devices for containing a campfire (if campfires are permitted in the campground).
2. Highly developed boat launches with specialized facilities or services such as mechanical or hydraulic boat lifts or facilities, multi-lane paved ramps, paved parking, refuse containers, restrooms and other improvements such as boarding floats or docks, loading ramps, fish cleaning stations. In addition to the facilities identified, the following contribute to defining “highly-developed boat launches:” ramp or parking lighting, security services, changing rooms, mooring floats, picnic area, or playground areas.
 
3. Developed swimming or hot spring sites with at least a majority (four of seven) of the following amenities:
 
  1. Bathhouse with plumbing (showers and/or flush toilets);
  2. Refuse containers;
  3. Picnic areas;
  4. Paved parking;
  5. Attendants, including lifeguards;
  6. Floats encompassing the swimming area; and
  7. Swimming decks.
4. Rental of cabins, boats, stock animals, lookout towers, historic structures, trail shelters, audio tour devices, portable sanitation devices, binoculars or other equipment.
 
5. Group day-use sites.
 
6. Group overnight sites.
 
7. Use of hookups for electricity, cable or sever.
 
8. Use of sanitary dump stations.
 
9. Participation in an enhanced interpretive program such as guided tours, movies, and seminars.
 
10. Use of reservation services.
 
11. Use of transportation services.
 
12.  Use of areas where emergency medical or first-aid services are administered from facilities staffed by public employees under a contract or reciprocal agreement with the Federal Government.