Author: Carol Hardy Vincent
The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) (16 U.S.C. ??6801-6814) authorizes five agencies to charge and collect fees on federal recreational lands and waters. The five agencies are the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), and National Park Service (NPS) in the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Forest Service (FS) in the Department of Agriculture. The agencies retain the collected fees primarily for on-site improvements. Recreation fees generally have represented a small portion of overall agency financing.