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Visitor fees to increase at Lake Mead National Recreation Area for 2011

Fees at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are set to increase on Jan. 15, giving outdoor enthusiasts less than a month to take advantage of discounted prices.

For those planning to buy annual passes, through Jan. 14, they will be $20 for the first pass and $10 for additional passes. When the new rates are implemented, all annual passes will be $30.

Also starting on Jan. 15, temporary access passes will be good for seven days, instead of five days as before. Cost will be $5 for individuals, $10 for vehicles and motorcycles, and $16 for boats and other water vessels.

The National Park Service estimated the new rates will increase Lake Mead's gross revenue from $3.3 million in 2010 to $13 million in 2014. Funding from recreational fees pays for improvements to park amenities, protection of natural resources and visitor education programs, the park service said.

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