Little Sahara Recreation Area Visitor Center reopens with online credit card payment available for recreation passes


Bureau of Land Management

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FILLMORE, Utah – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Fillmore Field Office will reopen the Little Sahara Recreation Area (LSRA) Visitor Center on August 23 and begin accepting online payment for recreation use fees at LSRA. Visitors will have the option to pay the recreation use fee online at or through the mobile app.

“We look forward to moving into this next chapter at Little Sahara Recreation Area where fee payment will be easier for visitors and we can help recreators access the area more efficiently,” said BLM Acting Fillmore Field Manager Reggie Swenson. “We anticipate the online pay portal will be highly successful and reduce the burden of carrying cash or check when visiting public lands.”

The migration of payment to supports Secretary’s Order 3366 “Increasing Recreational Opportunities on Lands and Waters managed by US Department of the Interior” by streamlining the permitting requirements. Each pay station contains a QR code and instructions to help guide visitors to where they can use a credit or debit card to purchase a pass.

Visitors to LSRA can purchase the digital recreation pass, which covers two days and one night, through the online pay portal using cellular data onsite or ahead of time. Annual passes have not migrated to the online pay portal and visitors can continue to purchase them by contacting the visitor center or the BLM Fillmore Field Office.

The app can be downloaded for free on any mobile device. Pass purchases can also be made at the following website:

While the visitor center is phasing in normal operations, public access into the visitor center will be limited to a maximum of six visitors at a time. The BLM will encourage social distancing and other Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations as we continue to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors who would like to speak with a LSRA employee should call or email the visitor center at (435) 433-5960 or For more information about LSRA, visit

For additional information, please contact Jay Cram, Fillmore Field Office Outdoor Recreation Planner, at (435) 433-5960. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question with the above individual  The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.