Your Dollars at Work
Pipe Spring National Monument is being cared for today and for future generations by the National Park Service. This dual objective-use today and tomorrow-comes at a price. Protecting our natural and cultural heritage while ensuring that visitors have a safe, enjoyable, and educational experience is expensive. As the number of visitors to park continues to climb due to the popularity of our national treasures, government funding available for necessities such as road and building repairs, campground maintenance, visitor protection, resource protection and other services has not kept pace with demand.
In 2004, to address these needs, Congress signed the Federal Lands Recreation (FLREA) which allows the U.S. Department of the Interior to implement an interagency Fee Program in three of its agencies-the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The program also includes the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service. The program directs funds collected from park visitors towards the maintenance of the facilities they are utilizing.
Pipe Spring National Monument is a participant in the Interagency Recreational Fee Program. The program authorizes Pipe Spring National Monument to keep up to 80% of the fees collected. These funds have been a nd will continue to be used for maintenance, repair projects, public service programs, signage, and natural and historical resource preservation, as listed below. The remaining revenue is generally distributed to park that do not collect fees but have similar needs and to fund other servicewide initiatives.
Did You Know?
The fort at Pipe Spring National Monument was built over a spring, similar to castles in Europe and the Middle East.