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New Fees for Backcountry Permits

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Date: June 14, 2012
Contact: Reservation Office, 435-259-4351

On July 9, 2012, Canyonlands will begin accepting backcountry reservations for the 2013 season. Also at this time, new fees will go into effect for all backcountry permits including:

Backpacking - $30
4WD/Mountain Bike Camping - $30
Needles 4WD Day Use - $10
Needles Group Campsites - $30
Flatwater - $30
Cataract Canyon - $30

Per person fees for river trips and group campsites remain unchanged.

All revenue from the sale of these permits is used to recover the costs associated with providing the permits and protecting park resources including: equipment, supplies, software upgrades, reservation office employees and backcountry rangers.

For further information, contact the Reservation Office at (435) 259-4351.

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