Monday, September 25, 2023


Higher fees coming to recreation lands in northwest Oregon

Visitors to Bureau of Land Management recreation sites in northwest Oregon will see new and increased fees this 2022 season. The changes, the first in more than ten years, will take effect in April at 22 sites across the region.

The fee changes include increases and new fees at existing day use and overnight recreation sites. However, a majority of undeveloped BLM-administered lands in the district will continue to provide free outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking and dispersed camping.

The program also includes a new $30 district-wide annual recreation pass. This new pass will make it easier for frequent visitors to enjoy BLM public lands across northwestern Oregon. The annual pass will provide access to all district day-use sites, except the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area in Newport. People can receive a free district-wide annual pass by volunteering for 12 hours in the Northwest Oregon District each year.

The new pass will replace the existing annual passes for the Wildwood and Shotgun Creek recreation areas, which will be discontinued. All recreation sites will continue to honor the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes.

New day use fees across the district, as follows:

  • $5 per passenger vehicle, carrying up to 9 passengers;
  • $5 per motorcycle;
  • $10 per van, carrying 10 to 19 passengers;
  • $20 per bus, carrying 20+ passengers.

Camping fees will increase based on amenities provided at each campsite:

  • $15 for primitive campsites;
  • Up to $40 for double campsites;
  • $26 to $36 for hookup sites;
  • $45 to $80 for cabins and yurts.

Group campsites will range from $50 to $420. Prices vary based on size, number of amenities, and whether they include a shelter. The flat fee will accommodate a base number of people. An additional cost will be added per person up to the site’s maximum occupancy.

More information about these recreational opportunities can be found at Visitors can make reservations for many recreation sites at

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska.


Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodbury
I'm the founder and publisher of I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.



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