A proposed fee increase could raise entry to Red Rock National Conservation Area to $15 by next year and $20 by 2023.
The Bureau of Land Management is requesting public input on the proposed increase.
The standard amenity fee charged at the 13-Mile Scenic Drive has not increased since 2011. Since that time, the Bureau of Land Management reports it has added numerous amenities, activities and services.
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.
The Red Spring area, which currently does not have a charge, could have a fee of $15 in 2018 and $20 in 2023. A receipt from the scenic drive or Red Spring area would grant access to the other.
Campground daily fees could increase from $15 to $20 in 2018 and $25 in 2013. A campground walk-in rate could be new and charge $10 in 2018 and $12 in 2013.
More information on the proposed fee increases is available here.
Members of the public may provide input via email at BLM_NV_RedRock_BPlan@blm.gov, comment cards available at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center, and postal mail at: Red Rock Business Plan, Bureau of Land Management, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89130.
The Bureau of Land Management will also 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.
Red Rock Canyon was designated as Nevada's first national conservation area. It is located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip on Charleston Boulevard/State Route 159.