Fee changes on Upper Colorado River begin May 1 - Mountain Buzz

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Old 04-18-2013   #1
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Fee changes on Upper Colorado River begin May 1

KREMMLING, Colo. – A new fee structure for floating the Upper Colorado River between Pumphouse and Dotsero will go into effect May 1.

The BLM is increasing the day-use fee to off-set inflation and rising costs of maintenance and operations. This is the first fee increase since the fee program began at its Pumphouse and Radium sites in 1998. The fee changes also apply to the Eagle County Open Space access points at State Bridge, Two Bridges, and Dotsero. All the day-use fees collected are used on-site for maintenance and improvements.

The day-use fee at these sites is increasing for private users from $3 to $5 per vehicle per day. One day pass is good for all five sites. The season pass, which also covers all five sites, will increase from $15 to $20. Fees for people using commercial outfitters are paid by the outfitters. People who have Access, Annual, Senior or Volunteer Interagency passes will not pay a day-use fee.

“All the fees collected in these areas stay here to provide services and improvements for the people using the area,” said Susan Cassel, acting Kremmling Field Manager. “In addition to helping fund our seasonal rangers, we’ve also made significant improvements to the launch sites, campgrounds and other facilities.”

An estimated 60,000 people float this stretch of river each year.
BLM river managers also want to make sure anyone planning to float the Upper Colorado River this year is aware they will want to bring a portable toilet system similar to what is required on many other popular floats. The BLM will no longer maintain the two obsolete outhouses between Pumphouse and Rancho del Rio that do not meet current standards for water quality.

Season passes may be purchased by phone during regular business hours (8-4:30) by phone at (970) 724-3000 or in person at the BLM Kremmling Field Office, 2103 E. Park Ave. in Kremmling.

Additional information about floating this stretch of river is available at: BLM Colorado | Kremmling Field Office | Rafting.

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Old 04-18-2013   #2
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That is some pretty inexpensive entertainment!!

I wonder who will be the first to start whining about the fee increase.

Keep up the good work!
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Old 04-19-2013   #3
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Now we have to pay more for all the improvements you've made in the last few years!? I'm happy to pay it! Thanks for all the consideration to the boating community and openness sharing information.
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Geez.. That's BS $5 might as well give one of my testicals and pooping in a container.... There's like 20 miles of shoreline to poop on, just bury it.
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Old 04-19-2013   #5
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Thanks. Fair deal.
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