Coronado National Forest seeks comments on Fee Proposal

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Coronado National Forest seeks comments on Fee Proposal

Post by hikeaz » Jan 31 2018 4:39 pm

Public engagement activities will occur in the coming months to receive input from partners, tribes and the public regarding the fee proposal.

Comments can be emailed to Comments will be accepted through March, 2018.


Public meetings are currently scheduled as follows:

SOUTH TUCSON: Mission Public Library, 3370 S. Mission Road, Tucson, AZ.
Monday, January 22, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 17, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

ORO VALLEY: Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive, Oro Valley, AZ.
Saturday, January 27, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Monday, February 5, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

CENTRAL TUCSON: Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Avenue, Tucson, AZ.
Saturday, February 3, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.; Wednesday, February 14, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

NORTH TUCSON: Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road, Tucson, AZ.
Saturday, February 10, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.; Wednesday, February 28, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

VAIL: Rincon Valley Fire Station #1, 8850 S. Camino Loma Alta, Tucson, AZ.
Monday, February 12, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

EAST TUCSON: Murphy Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ.
Saturday, February 24, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

MARANA: Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive, Tucson, AZ.
Monday, February 26, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

ORACLE: Oracle Community Center, 685 E. American Avenue, Oracle, AZ.
Saturday, March 13, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

The fee proposal applies only to Forest Service-operated developed recreation sites such as picnic areas, campgrounds, and group sites.
Day-use sites are proposed to change from $5.00 to $8.00 per day. (60% increase)
The Coronado Annual Pass is proposed to change from $20.00 to $40.00. (100% increase!)
Campground fees are proposed to change from $10.00 to $20.00. (Again 100%!)
Group sites (both picnic and camping) are proposed at a $50.00 flat fee, plus $10.00 per vehicle per day.

The fee proposal also includes adding fees at 23 day-use sites, five campgrounds, and seven group sites, as follows:
Day Use Sites: Bigelow Trailhead, Brown Canyon Ranch, Butterfly Trailhead, Carr Canyon Picnic Area and Trailhead, Cunningham Trailhead, Gordon Hirabayashi Interpretive Site and trailhead, Herb Martyr Trailhead, Kentucky Camp, Noon Creek Picnic Area, Parker Canyon Lake Fishing and Boating Site (and nature trail), Pena Blanca Lake Fishing and Boating Site, Red Rock Picnic Area, Reef Townsite Mining Interpretive Trail, Reef Trailhead, Riggs Lake Fishing and Boating Site, Round-the-Mountain Trailhead, Rucker Forest Camp Trailhead, Sawmill Trailhead, Shannon Trailhead, Soldier Creek Trailhead, Upper and Lower Thumb Rock Picnic Area, Whipple Picnic Area and Trailhead, Windy Point Vista Day-Use Area.

Campgrounds: Clark Peak Corrals, Herb Martyr, Round-the-Mountain, Stockton Pass, Sycamore.

Group Sites: Columbine Visitor Center Ramada, Gordon Hirabayashi Horse Camp, Stockton Pass, Treasure Park, Twilight, Upper Arcadia, Upper Hospital Flat.

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