Starting April, Pink House campground (Idaho) overnight camping fees will be payable via a mobile application, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced Wednesday.
According to a report, the option to select a campsite on Recreation.gov by using the scan and pay option will be on a first-come and first-served basis.
Visitors can download the free mobile app, register an account, and then scan the QR code at the Pink House campground to complete the payment.
To know more about Recreation.gov’s scanning and payment option, visit bit.ly/36TiEWC.
Richard White, field office manager at the BLM Cottonwood field office, stated fee envelopes that allow payment through cash or check would remain available, but people are encouraged to use the new camping fee payment method.
Starting this April, reservations for the Pink House day-use pavilions will be handled via Recreation.gov instead of directly contacting the Cottonwood Field Office.
For bookings, visit bit.ly/3qS8Y5F or search for “Pink House Pavilions” on either the Recreation.gov mobile app or online at Recreation.gov.
The rental fee is $50 per day for the large pavilion and $25 per day for the small pavilion. Both facilities have electricity, lighting, standing barbecue grills, picnic tables, and views of the Clearwater River. Reservations through Recreation.gov require a small service charge.
Pink House is situated five miles to the west of Orofino and features a developed campground with an on-site volunteer camp host.
The site is located next to the Clearwater River at an elevation of 980 feet. It is close to the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.
The mobile app is available to the public for free on iOS and Android devices.
Users can find the information they need in one place, and the app allows users to browse interactive maps, tours, and accessibility information; make and manage reservations; review location details for past and upcoming trips; register for permits, tickets, and lotteries; manage their accounts; and more.
This story originally appeared on The Lewiston Tribune.