Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia wants to start charging for use of the Island Campground. The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has proposed charging $10 per night for single unit use and $20 for double unit use of the grounds in the Greenbrier Ranger District.
You can read about the proposed new fees at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-30/html/2013-21224.htm. USFS proposed them on Friday, Aug. 30.
USFS recently finished restructuring and upgrading the 12-site campground. It wants to use the fees to maintain the new amenities.
USFS is taking comments until Nov. 1. Send them to Forest Supervisor, Monongahela National Forest, 200 Sycamore Street, Eakins, WV 26241.
Monongahela also recently proposed charging a wastewater dump fee. See story linked to below for details.
By law, national forests must give six months advance notice before implementing fees. The Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee also must approve the fees. USFS says that a market comparison shows its proposal is “both reasonable and acceptable for this sort of recreation experience.”