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Notice of New Recreation Fee Site; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108-447)

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Forest Service, USDA.


Notice of new recreation fee site.


The National Forests in North Carolina will begin charging a $5.00 special recreation permit trail fee per day per rider and $30.00 per rider for a season pass for use of the Uwharrie Horse Trail system. This trail system consists of 40 miles of trails managed primarily for use by horseback riders. The trail system is managed to protect environmental and cultural resource sites and will facilitate continued equestrian use within the National Forests in North Carolina on the Uwharrie Ranger District. Fee revenue will support operations and maintenance of the trail system and trailhead and future site improvements.


The fee is scheduled for implementation in May of 2007.

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David H. Wright, Recreation Fee Coordinator, 828-257-4256, National Forests in North Carolina, PO Box 2750, Asheville, NC 28802.

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The Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108-447) directed the Secretary of Agriculture to publish 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 implementation. The Uwharrie Horse Trail system will offer a vault toilet facility at the trailhead, trash receptacle, improved parking area, information kiosk, area specific map, and access to forty miles of equestrian trails.

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Dated: November 3, 2006.

Marisue Hilliard,

National Forests in North Carolina Supervisor.

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[FR Doc. 06-9162 Filed 11-8-06; 8:45 am]