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Forest Service to raise camping fees at recreation areas
By Forest Service
Dec 31, 2018
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Fees at some Caddo-LBJ National Grasslands recreation areas will increase Jan. 1, according to Forest Supervisor Eddie Taylor. The last increase for most sites in Texas was in 2003.

“The changes will help to ensure fees are more comparable to similar public and private sites in the area, be consistent with inflationary costs, and help defray rising maintenance and operation costs,” Taylor said.

Fee changes include:

Caddo National Grassland

-- Coffee Mill Lake Recreation Area camping: $6 a night per site; currently $4

-- West Lake Crockett Recreation Area camping: $6 a night per site; currently $4

-- Bois d’ Arc camping will remain at $6 a night per site

Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland

-- Black Creek Lake Recreation Area camping: $6 a night per site; currently $2

-- TADRA Point Trailhead camping: $6 a night per site; currently $4

-- Valley View camping: $6 a night per site; currently $4

Notices of the fee increases will be posted in each recreation area.

The Interagency (Access, Senior) Passes and Golden (Access, Senior) Passports will be honored at standard day-use locations. Senior and Access passes offer a 50 percent discount on all single occupancy campsites and boat launch sites.

Congress passed the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act in 2008 which allows the Forest Service to keep 80-95 percent of fees collected at recreation sites to operate, maintain and improve the sites.