This week, the public will have an opportunity to speak in favor or against a proposed entry fee increase at Red Rock National Conservation Area.
The Bureau of Land Management is considering increasing fees to help keep up with park amenities.
Fees are currently $7 for vehicles and $3 for cyclists, pedestrians and motorcycles. The proposed fee increase would make it $15 for vehicles, $5 for cyclists and pedestrians and $10 for motorcyclists starting in the fiscal year 2018 while it could increase to $20 for vehicles, $8 for cyclists and $15 for motorcycles in the fiscal year 2023. In the proposed plan, fees would not change between 2018 and 2023 for pedestrians.
Visitors have mixed opinions on the proposal.
"These parks are made to be enjoyed by everyone and I think sometimes you see some of the prices on things....people aren't going to go," said Joel Conrad who was visiting Red Rock Canyon from Wisconsin.
Other park visitors believe the proposed fees are reasonable.
"If it keeps the park clean, keeps out the riff-raff, I'm all for the price hike," said Lori Armanini who was visiting from California.
The Bureau of Land Management will hold public meetings at the following times and locations:
· Sept. 5 from 6-7 p.m. at the Rainbow Library Meeting Room, 3150 N. Buffalo Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89128.
· Sept. 6 from 5-6 p.m. at the Rainbow Library Meeting Room.
· Sept. 7 from 2-3 p.m. at the Sahara West Library Glass Room, 9600 W Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89117.
Those who cannot attend the meeting can email comments to: BLM_NV_RedRock_BPlan@