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LAKE MEAD FEES TO INCREASE JAN 15, BUY 2011 ANNUAL PASSES AT 2010 RATES THROUGH JAN. 14
Contact: Kevin Turner, (702) 293-8712
LAS VEGAS – The director of the National Park Service has approved the increase of entrance and lake use fees at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The new fee schedule will go into effect Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011.
Passes will be $10 for vehicles and motorcycles, $16 for vessels, and $5 for individuals entering on foot or by bicycle. Passes will be valid for seven days from purchase, which is two more days than before. Annual passes will be $30 each. Discounts for additional annual passes will be discontinued. The price for the federal interagency annual pass remains unchanged at $80.
Passes are available at any of the park’s entrance stations, park headquarters at 601 Nevada Way in downtown Boulder City, Nev., or by mail with a form available on the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/lake. Order forms sent by mail must be received by Jan. 14, 2011 to receive the 2010 rate.
Funding from recreation fees is used to enhance the visitor experience and protect resources. The park uses this funding to improve launch ramp access, picnic areas, protect natural resources, provide additional litter cleanup, and provide visitor education programs. By National Park Service policy, recreation fee funding cannot be used for normal operational costs such as permanent employee salaries.
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"I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out until sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in." -- John Muir