File No. 34364

This rule was published in the February 1, 2011, issue (Vol. 2011, No. 3) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation

Rule R651-611

Fee Schedule

Notice of Proposed Rule


DAR File No.: 34364
Filed: 01/14/2011 03:02:30 PM


Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:

There are several reasons for the changes in the fee schedule rule. One of those is that the Division no longer offers duplicate annual passes. The amendment adds a designee by the director's authority to approve fees to allow a review committee the ability to make changes and approve the fees. This Is The Place Monument is no longer a State Park but is a non-profit organization. The Jordanelle Events Center is a new facility offered to the public and it needed to be added to the fee schedule. The Veteran's discount is being added to recognize Veteran's Service and to be consistent with sister agency discounts.

Summary of the rule or change:

Several changes have been made due to the need to become consistent with changes in statute regarding This Is The Place Monument. Changes have also been made to recognize Veteran's Service, add the Jordanelle Event Center fees as it is a new facility, and to delete duplicate annual passes because there was abuse to that program. The statement "and/or designee" regarding the director's authority to approve fees will allow a committee to make any needed changes and not just the director.

State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:

  • Section 79-4-802

Anticipated cost or savings to:

the state budget:

There will be slight savings to the Utah Division of State Parks and Recreation due to the deletion of the duplicate pass and a slight cost to the Division for the Veteran's discount, with a combined net cost of less than $2,000. It is estimated that the Jordanelle Events Center will generate approximately $5,000 - $10,000 annually.

local governments:

There is no impact to local government with these changes because it will not impact the services they render or the revenues they receive.

small businesses:

There will be no impact to small business with these changes because it will not impact the services they render or the revenues they receive.

persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:

Veteran's will benefit from the savings.

Compliance costs for affected persons:

There are no compliance costs associated with these changes.

Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:

There will be no material negative impact on businesses. The Jordanelle Event Center will give another avenue for caterer's and such to provide their services, should have a positive impact on small businesses.

Michael R. Styler, Executive Director

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Natural Resources
Parks and Recreation
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3154

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Tammy Wright at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7359, by FAX at 801-538-7378, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]

Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:


This rule may become effective on:


Authorized by:

Fred Hayes, Acting Operations Deputy Director


R651. Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation.

R651-611. Fee Schedule.

R651-611-1. Use Fees.

All fees required under this fee schedule are to be paid in advance of occupancy or use of facilities.

A. Fees for services covering one or more months, for docks and dry storage, must be paid in advance for the season as determined by the Division.

B. Fee permits and passes are not refundable or transferable. [Duplicate annual permits and s]Special fun tags will be issued only upon completion of an affidavit and payment of the required fee. Inappropriate use of fee permits and passes may result in confiscation by park authorities.

C. Fees shall not be waived, reduced or refunded unless authorized by Division guideline; however, park or unit managers may determine and impose equitable fees for unique events or situations not covered in the current fee schedule. The director and/or designees(s) have [has] the prerogative to waive or reduce fees.

D. A competitive bid process may be used for establishing fees for recreation facilities as determined by the Division Director.

[D]E. The Multiple Park Permit, Senior Multiple Park Permit, Special Fun Tag, Camping Permit and Daily Private Vehicle Permit are good for one (1) private vehicle with up to eight (8) occupants, with the exception of any special charges. Multiple Park Permits, Senior Multiple Park Permits, and Special Fun Tags, are not honored at This Is The Place State Park.

[E]F. No charge for persons five years old and younger.

[F]G. With the exception of the Multiple Park Permit, Senior Multiple Park Permit, and Special Fun Tag, fees are applicable only to the specific park or facility where paid and will not be honored at other parks or facilities, unless otherwise stated in division guideline.

[G]H. The contract operator, with the approval of the Division Director, will set fees for This Is The Place [State Park] Monument.

[H]I. A "senior" is defined as any resident of the State of Utah 62 years of age or older. Residency and proof of age are verified by presentation of a valid driver's license or a valid Utah identification card.

[I]J. Charges for services unique to a park may be established by the park manager with approval from the region manager. All approved charges must be submitted to the Division director or designee.


R651-611-2. Day Use Entrance Fees.

Permits the use of all day activity areas in a state park (except This Is The Place Monument). These fees do not include overnight camping facilities or special use fees.

A. Annual Permits

1. $75.00 Multiple Park Permit (good for all parks except at This Is The Place Monument)

2. $35.00 Senior Multiple Park Permit (good for all parks except at This Is The Place Monument)

3. $200.00 Commercial Dealer Demonstration Pass

[4. Duplicate Annual Permits may be purchased if originals are lost, destroyed, or stolen, upon payment of a $10.00 fee and the submittal of a signed affidavit to the Division office. Only one duplicate is allowed.

5]4. $25 Pedestrian/Cyclist Permit (good at all parks except at This Is The Place Monument)

5. Utah veterans with a 50% or greater service-connected disability may purchase the Utah State Parks annual pass at the same rate as the Senior Adventure Pass. Veterans must complete the Veterans Discount affidavit and provide qualifying information from the Veterans Administration.

B. Special Fun Tag - Available free to Utah residents, who are disabled, as defined by the Special Fun Tag permit affidavit.

C. Daily Permit - Allows access to a specific state park on the date of purchase.


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17. $5.00 ($3.00 for seniors) per private motor vehicle or $3.00 per person ($2.00 for seniors), for pedestrians or bicycles at the parks not identified above, including the east side of Bear Lake.

18. $$15.00 per OHV rider at the Jordan River OHV Center.

19. $2.00 per person for commercial groups or vehicles with nine (9) or more occupants ($15.00 per group at Great Salt Lake).

D. Group Site Day Use Fee - Advance reservation only. $2.00 per person, age six (6) and over, for sites with basic facilities. Minimum cost for Group Day Use for the following parks:



1.  Fixed (flat) rate:
     Bear Lake - East Side                $ 75.00
     Bear Lake - Big Creek                $ 75.00
     Bear Lake - Willow                   $ 75.00
     Bear Lake Marina                     $ 75.00
     Camp Floyd Day Use Pavilion          $ 30.00
     Deer Creek Island                    $100.00
     Deer Creek - Sailboat                $100.00
     Deer Creek - Peterson                $100.00
     Deer Creek - Rainbow                 $200.00
     Deer Creek - Wallsburg               $300.00
     East Canyon - Small                  $100.00
     East Canyon - Medium                 $175.00
     Fremont                              $ 70.00
     Hyrum                                $150.00
     Jordanelle - Hailstone Cabanas       $ 20.00
     Jordanelle - Beach                   $175.00
     Jordanelle - Cove                    $175.00
     Jordanelle - Keatley                 $175.00
     Jordanelle - Rock Cliff North        $175.00
     Jordanelle - Rock Cliff South        $175.00
     Jordanelle - Group Day Use Per
      Facility Hailstone Event Center   $2,500.00

     Otter Creek -                        $100.00
     Rockport - Crandalls                 $100.00
     Rockport - Highland                  $100.00
     Rockport - Lariat Loop               $100.00
     Rockport - Old Church                $250.00
     Snow Canyon - Galoot Day Use         $ 75.00
     Starvation - Mountain View           $150.00
     Steinaker -                          $150.00
     Wasatch - Cottonwood                 $175.00
     Wasatch - Oak Hollow                 $175.00
     Wasatch - Soldier Hollow             $175.00
     Willard - Eagle Beach (150 max)      $200.00
     Willard - Pelican Beach (250 max)    $350.00
     Yuba Lake - Group Day Use Area       $ 75.00

2.  $3.00 per person and $2.00 per vehicle at Antelope
Island State Park.

3.  $2 per person with a minimum fee of $50 at Huntington,
Millsite and Palisade state parks.


E. Antelope Island Wildlife Management Program: A $1.00 fee will be added to the entrance fee at Antelope Island. This additional fee will be used by the Division to fund the Wildlife Management Program on the Island.


KEY: parks, fees

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [June 10, 2009]April 1, 2011

Notice of Continuation: February 13, 2006

Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 79-4-802


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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Tammy Wright at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7359, by FAX at 801-538-7378, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected].