BLM Fee Increase at Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

Las Cruces, NM – In an ongoing effort to maintain and improve recreation facilities and visitor services, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Cruces District is increasing visitor fees, effective May 1, 2012, at Dripping Springs Natural Area and Aguirre Spring Campground in the Organ Mountains near Las Cruces, NM; and at Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, near Tularosa, NM. There have been no fee increases at these sites since 1996 when fees were first established.

The new fees for day use will be $5/vehicle/day, $15/bus/day, and $50/reserved group use sites; $7/campsite at Aguirre Spring and Three Rivers, and $18/RV hookup at Three Rivers. Fees are collected on site through self-pay envelopes or by volunteer hosts. The Las Cruces District also provides an optional yearlong day use pass for $30 that provides value for regular or repeat visitors. These passes are available at the Las Cruces District Office or from the hosts at the recreation sites. For information on national passes to federal lands, go to: http://www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm

 

LAS CRUCES DISTRICT OFFICE FEE SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2012
Dripping Spring Natural Area/La Cueva Picnic Area
Aguirre Spring Campground
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Day Use (per vehicle)
$5.00
$5.00
$5.00
Camping (per site)
Not Applicable
$7.00
$7.00
RV Hookup (per site)
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
$18.00
Day Use (per bus)
$15.00
$15.00
$15.00
Group Site (per group)
$50.00
$50.00
$50.00
Las Cruces District Office Day Use Pass  = $30.00
These fee adjustments are in accordance with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA) 2006, and based upon public input and the oversight of the Las Cruces District Resource Advisory Council which provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on fee management proposals. Recreation fee revenues will be retained for use at the recreation site where they are collected.
Any questions about the new fee schedule can be directed to the Las Cruces District Office at 575-525-4300.