[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 223 (Thursday, November 19, 2015)]
[Page 72411]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-28925]



Forest Service

Notice of New Fee Site; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act

AGENCY: Deschutes National Forest, Crescent Ranger District, Forest 
Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of new fee site--Crescent Lake Guard Station.


SUMMARY: The Deschutes National Forest is proposing to charge $120 fee 
for the overnight rental of Crescent Lake Guard Station. This cabin has 
not been available for recreation use prior to this date. Rentals of 
other guard stations and lookouts on the Deschutes National Forest have 
shown that people appreciate and enjoy the availability of historic 
rental cabins. Funds from the rental will be used for the continued 
operation and maintenance of Crescent Lake Guard Station. This fee is 
only proposed and will be determined upon further analysis and public 
comment. Crescent Lake Guard Station was built in the early 1930's as a 
one bedroom one bath cabin on the eastern shore of Crescent Lake in 
Klamath County, Oregon. It has been refurbished utilizing grant dollars 
and boasts a full kitchen, running water and gas heat. The guard 
station will comfortably sleep 1-4 people and has beautiful views of 
the Cascades.

DATES: Send any comments about this fee proposal by December 30, 2015 
so comments can be compiled, analyzed and shared with a Recreation 
Resource Advisory Committee. Crescent Lake Guard Station is intended to 
become available for recreation rental July 2016.

ADDRESSES: John Allen, Forest Supervisor, Deschutes National Forest, 
63095 Deschutes Market Road, Bend, OR 97701.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Gentry, Recreation and Lands 
Team Leader, Crescent Ranger District, [email protected], 541-433-3205.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act 
(Title VII, Pub. L. 108-447) directed the Secretary of Agriculture to 
publish a six month advance notice in the Federal Register whenever new 
recreation fee areas are established. This new fee will be reviewed by 
a Recreation Resource Advisory Committee prior to a final decision and 
    The Deschutes National Forest currently has two other recreation 
rental opportunities. These rentals are often fully booked throughout 
their rental season. A market analysis indicates that the $120/per 
night fee is both reasonable and acceptable for this sort of unique 
recreation experience.
    Once approved this rental opportunity will be available through the 
National Recreation Reservation Service, at www.recreation.gov, or by 
calling 1-877-444-6777. The National Recreation Reservation Service 
charges a $9 fee for reservations.

    Dated: November 9, 2015.
A. Shane Jeffries,
Deschutes National Forest, Deputy Forest Supervisor.
[FR Doc. 2015-28925 Filed 11-18-15; 8:45 am]