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Release Date: 03/16/10
Contacts: Kirsten Cannon , 702=515-5057 ,

Red Rock Fees Changing May 1

Las Vegas – It will cost a little more to visit Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area starting Saturday, May 1. This is the first fee increase the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has made in more than 10 years, even though many amenities, activities and services have been added over the years to improve visitor experiences.  A day pass for a car on the 13-Mile Scenic Drive will go from $5 to $7 and for the first time, bicyclists will pay $3 for a day pass. An annual pass for the 13-Mile Scenic Drive will go from $20 to $30 and commercial tour buses will pay $5 per person, up from $2 per person.

The increase in amenity fees is part of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area business plan that was developed through a public process. Public meetings were hosted for comments and the proposal was reviewed by the BLM and U.S. Forest Service Recreation Resource Advisory Council subcommittee and the Mojave Southern Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council. These citizen committees recommended the BLM finalize the business plan and implement the proposed fee increases.  

The additional revenue will be used to meet project goals in three categories: provide for public enjoyment and visitor experience, enhance recreational opportunities and preserve Red Rock resources.

Changes to the amenity recreation fee schedule are outlined in the table below.

TypeCurrent FeeNew Fee   
Scenic Drive - Day Pass (car)        $5$7
Scenic Drive - Day Pass (motorcycle)$2$3
Scenic Drive - Day Pass (bicycle)                $0 $3 
Scenic Drive - Day Pass (pedestrian)         $0 $3 
Scenic Drive - Commercial Tour Bus (per person) $2 $5 
Scenic Drive - Red Rock Annual Pass $20 $30 
Red Spring - Reserved Group Picnic Area w/ Permit         $0 $40 
Campground - Individual Campsite           $10 $15 
Campground - Group Campsite $25 $40 

For more information on the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Business Plan, please stop by the visitor center or visit

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 03-17-2010