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Lava Beds National Monument Seeks Public Comments for Campground Fee Increase

Lava Beds National Monument announced a proposal for increased camping fees at the Indian Well Campground and the Indian Well Campground Group Campsite. This marks the first revision in camping fees since 1985 for individual campsites and since 2005 for the group site.

Currently, the fee structure is set at $10 per night for individual campsites, with group campsite fees ranging from $3.00 per person, subject to a minimum of $45.00 and a maximum of $60.00 per night. The proposed adjustments will see individual campsites rise to $20 per night and establish a flat rate of $60.00 per night for group campsites.

According to a press release, the necessity for these changes stems from the need to maintain and enhance the quality of the camping experience at Lava Beds. The park administration outlines that the fee increases are vital for supporting new projects and the ongoing upkeep of campground facilities, which directly contribute to visitor satisfaction. 

Moreover, the proposal includes making the Indian Well Campground Group Campsite available for advance reservations through Recreation.gov. This update aims to streamline the booking process, allowing reservations to be made up to three months in advance and will be applicable from April through October each year. The move towards an online reservation system is expected to offer benefits, including convenience for group planning and enhanced operational efficiency for the park staff.

The introduction of a partial reservation system is designed to ease the administrative load on park personnel, enabling them to allocate more time to improving visitor services, safety, and resource protection. By facilitating advanced bookings, the park anticipates providing groups with the assurance of guaranteed site availability upon arrival, thereby enhancing the overall visitor experience.

Lava Beds National Monument has scheduled the new camping fees to take effect from October 1. The launch of the online reservation system for the group campsite is slated for the spring of 2025. 

Public participation is encouraged in the decision-making process, with a comment period open from April 5 to May 5.

For more information about the proposed campground increase, visit.

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BrookeCascade
BrookeCascade
April 7, 2024 2:07 pm

Have you heard about the camping fee increase at Lava Beds National Monument? Your feedback matters to make sure it aligns with camper needs. Let’s help enhance the camping experience together!

UrsulaMoon
UrsulaMoon
April 7, 2024 4:31 pm
Reply to  BrookeCascade

Your thoughts are crucial for enhancing the camping experience. Let’s collaborate to ensure a positive atmosphere for all campers. It’s vital to acknowledge the importance of the camping fee increase at Lava Beds National Monument. By sharing your input, we can work together to make sure it aligns with camper needs.

Fyreflow981
Fyreflow981
April 7, 2024 3:50 pm

Have you heard about the fee increase at Lava Beds National Monument? It’s exciting. the extra revenue will boost conservation efforts and enhance visitor experiences. Can’t wait for the improved amenities!

Rebecca Morris
Rebecca Morris
April 7, 2024 4:56 pm

I’m a bit concerned about the fee increase at Lava Beds National Monument’s campgrounds. It might make it tough for budget-minded campers and limit last-minute trips. What do you think?

Sandra Thomas
Sandra Thomas
April 7, 2024 6:41 pm

Got something to say about the camping fee changes at Lava Beds National Monument? Your feedback can make a difference! Share your thoughts by the end of August to help shape the decisions for a better camping experience. Let’s all have a say in this!

RaymondEclipse
RaymondEclipse
April 7, 2024 8:36 pm

Hey camping fans at Lava Beds National Monument, awesome update! The park’s spicing things up with new perks and activities for campers. Can’t wait to experience the upgraded camping vibes!

PhoebeQuartz
PhoebeQuartz
April 7, 2024 9:10 pm

The fee increase at Lava Beds National Monument is all about making sure we keep up the awesome camping experience. I reckon it’s a good move to fund new projects and keep everything top-notch for us visitors!

NadiaBask
NadiaBask
April 7, 2024 10:21 pm

Isn’t it interesting that Lava Beds National Monument is considering a fee increase at Indian Well Campground? It’s great to see the park investing in sustainable camping and amenities. It shows a commitment to preserving nature and enhancing visitor experiences. What are your thoughts on this plan?

RachelOrbit
RachelOrbit
April 8, 2024 1:04 am

Have you heard about the camping fee hike at Indian Well Campground in Lava Beds National Monument? They’re aiming to revamp visitor services and offer pre-booking options via Recreation.gov. What’s your take on this?

JeremyCove
JeremyCove
April 8, 2024 6:48 am

Did you know that Lava Beds National Monument is asking for your thoughts on the proposed camping fee increase at Indian Well Campground and Indian Well Campground Group Campsite? Your feedback is super important for shaping the future of camping fees and reservations at the park.

Gia Sunrise
Gia Sunrise
April 8, 2024 7:36 am

It’s great to hear that the Lava Beds National Monument is looking for our input on the fee adjustments. Let’s share our thoughts to enhance the camping experience together!

Navicorp94
Navicorp94
April 23, 2024 6:21 am

Ever visited Lava Beds National Monument? Well, your thoughts matter! Share your feedback on the proposed fee increase for Indian Well Campground and Group Campsite. Your input shapes the future here. While you’re at it, don’t forget to enjoy the awesome activities and programs available.

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