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Camping, ranges, trails getting more expensive in national forests
Alexis Ransom, left, and Kyle Garrett lounge in a hammock in July near the summit of Yonah Mountain north of Cleveland in White County. - photo by Nick Bowman

Camping and recreation in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests are getting more expensive in March.

The U.S. Forest Service announced the changes in late February, which will increase entrance, camping and vehicle costs at campsites, trails and shooting ranges in the national forests.

Changes in price take place March 15, according to the Forest Service.

Chattooga River Ranger District

Raven Cliffs trailhead: $5 per vehicle, was free

Oconee Ranger District

Cedar Creek shooting range, Lake Sinclair recreation area, Swords recreation area, Redlands recreation area, Dyar Pasture recreation area: $5 per vehicle, was $3

Blue Ridge Ranger District

Desoto Falls day use park: $5 per vehicle, was $3

Desoto Falls campground: $20 per campsite, was $12

Cooper Creek recreation area: $15 per campsite, was $10

Deep Hole day use: $5 per vehicle, was $3

Deep Hole campground: $15 per campsite, was $10

Mulky campground: $15 per campsite, was $10

Conasauga Ranger District
Chestnut Mountain shooting range: $5 per user, was $5 per vehicle
Sumac Creek shooting range: $5 per user, was $5 per vehicle
Lake Conasauga picnic and swim beach: $5 per vehicle, was $2
Lake Conasauga campground: $15 per campsite, was $10
The Pocket campground: $15 per campsite, was $10
The Pocket recreation picnic area: $5 per vehicle, was free
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