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National forest recreation fees face overhaul

Mirror Lake, American Fork Canyon fees now apply only in developed areas.



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"On the other hand, I wish the federal government would get its priorities straight and spend money on parks and things like that," he said.

bmaffly@sltrib.com

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The U.S. Forest Service is accepting public comment on its revised recreational fee programs for American Fork Canyon and Mirror Lake. Comments should be emailed by July 31 to dresare@fs.fed.us for American Fork and to vdaniel@fs.fed.us for Mirror Lake.

Under programs in place since 1997, visitors pay $6 per vehicle in the canyon or along the Mirror Lake highway. The fee is good for three days. A $12 pass is good for a week and a $45 pass covers a year at both areas. The changes require visitors to display the pass when they park at developed trailheads and other sites. Details can be found at the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest website, http://1.usa.gov/16QlUsg.

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Comments on fee programs should be emailed by July 31 to dresare@fs.fed.us for American Fork and to vdaniel@fs.fed.us for Mirror Lake.



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