BLM Seeks Comments on Fee Increase for Cove Recreation Site
BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comment Nov. 14 through Dec. 13, 2022, on a proposed fee increase for the Cove Recreation Site; a popular day-use and camping facility in the Morley Nelson Snake River (NCA) National Birds of Prey Conservation Area, located approximately 35 miles south of Boise.
The increased fee supports maintenance and operations, as well as improvements, such as road maintenance, infrastructure upgrades, and facility construction updates.
The fee will allow the BLM to improve services and add amenities that visitors desire.
The BLM is proposing a day use fee increase from $2 to $5, a tent camping fee increase from $5 to $15, and an RV overnight camping fee increase from $12 to $15. Fees for additional vehicles after the first two would increase from $2 to $5. Current discounts on national passes, such as the America the Beautiful pass, will be honored. The proposed fee increases were determined through benchmarking the costs of similar recreation sites throughout the region, as outlined in the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of December 2004. Additionally, the BLM has received Board approval Recreation Resource Advisory in the fall of 2021 for fees. increase proposal.
“The Cove Recreation Site provides significant recreational access, and it is increasingly used as more people experience Southwestern Idaho,” said Amanda Hoffman, area manager. BLM National Conservation Area. “This fee increase will help BLM continue to provide the recreational experience people expect when visiting the area.”
Detailed information on this fee proposal can be found HERE. After the 30-day comment period, public comments will be reviewed by the field office and the fee increase will be implemented in early 2023.
Comments will be accepted by the following means:
Email: [email protected]
US Mail: BLM NCA, 3948 Development Ave., Boise, ID 83705
Persons providing comments are advised that before including their personally identifying information (address, email, phone number), they should be aware that the entire comment – including their identifying information personal – may be made public at any time. While commenters may request in their comments to shield this information from public scrutiny, BLM cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
For more information, please contact the BLM National Conservation Area, Four Rivers Field Office at 208-384-3300.