Mohave County Supervisors OK new fees at Hualapai, Davis Camp
Some Hualapai Mountain Park and Davis Camp visitors will see higher fees in 2019.
Mohave County supervisors approved a revised fee schedule that increases day use, watercraft launching, campsite, RV site and vacation home and cabin fees at both locations. Military members and first responders who are county residents will be exempt from the day use fee.
The new fee schedule will not change the cost of county resident annual passes but will eliminate the non-county resident annual pass. Non-residents who want to visit the parks instead will have to buy a day pass or a new summer weekend pass if they visit between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
“It has become increasingly apparent that the aged infrastructure of Hualapai Mountain Park (80 years old) and Davis Camp (70 years old) have met their life expectancy and are now straining our parks maintenance and repairs budget,” said Mohave County Parks Administrator Hal Barton in an Aug. 28 memorandum to Public Works Director Steve Latoski .
The memo highlights that the fee changes would “capitalize on the record number of out-of-state summer visitors at Davis Camp with minimal impact to county residents.”
The fees would allow the county to build a maintenance reserve and modernize infrastructure at the parks, improve customer service and increase capacity to accommodate more visitors, according to the memo.
Fee changes -
Day use fee: From $7 to $10 per vehicle (Four people)
Additional person (day use) fee: From $2 to $5 (Above 4 people allowed)
Watercraft launching: From $12 to $15 per vehicle
Camping: From $17 to $20 per unit
RV Sites: From $25 to $30 (partial hookups); from $30 to $35 (full hookups)
Dump station: From $17 to $20