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Forest proposes fee increase at campground near Grand Canyon

TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Fees could be going up at a large campground near the Grand Canyon's South Rim entrance.

A proposal by the Kaibab National Forest would more than double the overnight fees for single sites from $10 to $24 and at double sites from $20 to $48. The cost for large group sites at Ten X Campground also would go up from $75 per night to $125.

Forest officials say the proposed hikes better align with prices at nearby recreation areas. They say additional funding would help maintain and expand the site, and bring in more seasonal workers.

Officials say the campground fees haven't gone up in more than 25 years.

The public has until Oct. 31 to comment on the proposal.


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