- A.H. Hogue Campground
- Headquarters Campground
- Hemlock Campground
- Howards Gulch Campground
- Willow Creek Campground
- Mill Creek Falls C.G.
- Soup Springs Campground
- Medicine Campground
- Blue Lake Campground
The proposed changes will make campground fees more uniform and will enable the forest to better maintain the facilities. The specific sites were chosen based on the amenities they offer. The operations and maintenance of these facilities, involving drinking water systems in particular, is a significant cost which currently is not covered by fees at many sites.
Several day-use sites, overnight camping sites and other developed recreation sites offer services such as garbage, bathrooms, and water, but are currently managed without user fees. In 2023, the Modoc National Forest will implement new fees at some of these other recreational areas that specifically include drinking water.
“These fees will support us in managing quality developed recreation sites to the standard visitors have come to expect,” said Forest Engineer Chris Bielecki. “The fees represent a strategic balance to sustain essential services, while also embracing the Modoc niche of providing inexpensive, remote and uncrowded recreation opportunities. And many of our recreation sites will remain free of charge moving forward.”The new 2023 fees include:
- $75/night Patterson Guard Station Cabin
- $5/day Medicine Lake Day Use/Boat Launch
- $10/site Schonchin Springs Campground
- $15/site and $5/extra vehicle for all other campgrounds offering drinking water:
- Stough Reservoir Campground
- Pepperdine Campground
- Pepperdine Equestrian Campground
- Cave Lake Campground
- East Creek Equestrian Campground
- Patterson Campground