NID may increase park fees |

NID may increase park fees

To keep up with the rising cost of providing recreation at Rollins and Scotts Flat reservoirs, Nevada Irrigation District officials could increase some fees.

The district is also trying to obtain almost $800,000 in state grants to build five new bathroom-shower facilities at Rollins Reservoir. The facilities would be replace old bathrooms at Long Ravine and Orchard Springs campgrounds.

NID board members could vote on the fee increases this month. The fee for vehicles with four people would increase at the Rollins Reservoir campgrounds, with Greenhorn Campground going from $19 to $21 per night, Orchard Springs from $23 to $25, Peninsula $21 to $25, and Long Ravine from $23 to $25. Scotts Flat Lake would remain at $22.

An extra vehicle at the campsites could also cost more this year, with a recommended increase from $12 to $15 at Greenhorn, Orchard Springs and Long Ravine. Peninsula would remain at $12, and Scotts Flat Lake would stay the same at $6 per night.

Fees would also increase to walk into some of the campgrounds, with Greenhorn going from $1 to $1.50, Orchard Springs from $1.40 to $1.50, Long Ravine from $1 to $1.50, and Scotts Flat from $1.45 to $1.50. Peninsula would remain at $1.45.

Peggy Davidson, the district’s Placer County office administrator, said construction of the new bathrooms, “starts in the spring of 2006, if the grants are received,” from the state Department of Boating and Waterways.

Three of them would go in at Long Ravine Campground on the southeast end of the lake. They would replace three facilities there that were built in the 1960s and are slowly deteriorating. Two more replacements would go in at Orchard Springs Campgrounds on the southwest end of the lake.

Rollins Reservoir was built in 1966, on the Bear River. It can be reached from Highway 174 at Greenhorn Access Road, from Orchard Springs Road at Chicago Park and from Colfax on Rollins Lake Road.

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