Some unpaved roads are closed
Recent rains have caused extensive damage to some roads in the Needles District and some of the roads into the Maze District. More »
Safety in Bear Country
Black bears have been seen in the Needles, Maze, and along the Colorado River. Be alert and store food and garbage properly: in hard-sided, latched containers (or your vehicle) when not being prepared or consumed. More »
New backcountry requirements in effect
Hard-sided bear containers are required for backpackers in parts of the Needles District. More »
Proposed Fee Increases for National Park Service Southeast Utah Group
Contact: Paul Henderson, (435) 719-2140
In accordance with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), we are requesting comments from the public regarding proposed entrance fee increases for the National Park Service (NPS) Southeast Utah Group (SEUG). SEUG is comprised of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments. Such fee increases are being considered nationwide as a way to bring similar-sized parks into consistent fee structures. Entrance fees are used by SEUG parks for deferred maintenance projects, infrastructure improvements, and to directly address visitor needs. The camping fee at Arches National Park is proposed for increase in 2008 in order to recover reservation system charges.
Proposed fee increases under consideration are listed below. There is no change to the commercial vehicle fee, and children 15 and under are still free. Entrance fees at these parks have not been raised since 1996. If approved, these increases would take effect January 1, 2008.
We welcome your comments about this proposal. Comments may be sent to Group Superintendent, Southeast Utah Group, 2282 S.W. Resource Blvd., Moab, UT 84532 or posted online (by individual park name) at http://parkplanning.nps.gov.
Did You Know?
Much of canyon country's annual precipitation falls during summer monsoons. These dramatic storms often last less than twenty minutes but can cause powerful flash floods despite their brevity.