Notice of New Fee Site Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, 5097 [2016-01733]


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 20 (Monday, February 1, 2016)]
[Page 5097]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2016-01733]



Forest Service

Notice of New Fee Site Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act

AGENCY: Flathead National Forest, USDA Forest Service.

ACTION: Notice of new fee site Anna Creek Cabin.


SUMMARY: The Flathead National Forest is proposing to charge a $75 fee 
for the overnight rental for the Anna Creek Cabin. This site has not 
been available for recreation use prior to this date. Rentals of other 
cabins on the Flathead National Forest have shown that people 
appreciate and enjoy the availability of historic rental lookouts and 
cabins. Funds from the rentals will be used for the operations and 
maintenance of the Anna Creek Cabin. This fee is only proposed and will 
be determined upon further analysis and public comment.

DATES: Send any comments about this fee proposal by March 18, 2016 so 
comments can be compiled, analyzed and shared with the Western Montana 
Recreation Resource Advisory Committee. Anna Creek Cabin will become 
available for rent no earlier than six months after publication of this 

ADDRESSES: Chip Weber, Forest Supervisor, Flathead National Forest, 650 
Wolfpack Way, Kalispell, MT 59901 or Email to

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Prew, Recreation Staff, Hungry 
Horse Ranger District at 406-387-3800 or;

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 the Western Montana Recreation 
Resource Advisory Committee prior to a final decision and 
    The Flathead National Forest currently has fourteen other cabin 
rentals; however, this will be the first rental opportunity on Hungry 
Horse Reservoir, a popular recreation destination. These rentals are 
often fully booked throughout their rental season. A business analysis 
of the Anna Creek Cabin has shown that people desire having this sort 
of recreation experience on the Flathead National Forest, as well as 
surrounding Forests. A market analysis indicates that the $75/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 or by 
calling 1-877-444-6777. The National Recreation Reservation Service 
charges a $9 fee for reservations.

    Dated: January 21, 2016.
Chip Weber,
Flathead National Forest Supervisor.
[FR Doc. 2016-01733 Filed 1-29-16; 8:45 am]