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Special Recreation Permit Fees

Fees for recreational use of public lands and waters are charged to commercial users, vendors, competitive event participants and spectators, visitors to Special Areas, and participants in organized group activities and events which require a permit. The minimum annual fee for any commercial SRP is $100. A pre-payment of estimated user fees is required before any use can occur. The pre-payment amount should be based on an annual revenue estimate agreed to by both the permittee and the authorized officer. When revenues are uncertain (i.e., for the first year of a new operation), the minimum fee of $100 or an estimate agreed to by both parties is appropriate. For organized groups, fee estimates will be based on the anticipated number of participants.

Commercial Use Fees

The fee for commercial use is 3% of the gross receipts derived from use authorized under the SRP.

Vendor Use Fees

These are calculated in the same manner as commercial use fees. Vendor fees may also include an assigned site fee and/or exclusive use fee.

Special Area Permit Fees

The fee for individual use of Special Areas is set by the State Director. As an example, the fee for day-hiking lower calf creek trail is $2/person.

Organized Group/Event Fees

The fee for this type of use is currently $5/ per participant/ per day.



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