CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Siuslaw National Forest announced it will remove its onsite collection of fees at some of its day-use sites, this summer.
The Siuslaw National Forest will no longer collect payments for recreation passes onsite at 12 of its coastal locations. Visitors will still be required to have passes for access sites, but are urged to plan ahead and purchase passes in advance.
Forest officials say the change is due to vandalism of fee tubes at the recreational facilities; they say the forest is continuously losing money repairing or replacing the tubes.
Visitors can purchase recreation passes at Forest Service offices, participating local businesses or online.
“In most cases, a recreation pass can be obtained within a mile or so of recreation sites where onsite fee payment tubes are not available,” said Stacey Forson, Siuslaw National Forest Recreation Staff Officer.
In spring 2014, onsite payment will also be removed from four additional sites at Marys Peak and along the Alsea River.
A lists of locations that offer recreation day passes can be found here.