FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service is split over charging fees for using Colorado parks and recreation areas.
The federal agency plans to charge $5 to hike or park in the Roosevelt National Forest at Chambers Lake, Dowdy Lake or Shadow Mountain Reservoir this summer. It will cost $9 to park for a hike at Brainard Lake.
Others, like Greyrock, Hewlett's Gulch, Pingree Park or most forests in Poudre Canyon will be free.
According to the Fort Collins Coloradoan, the Forest Service says the money is used to pay for maintaining toilets, dumping trash cans, interpretive kiosks, picnic tables and for security.