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BLM campgrounds on south coast offering electronic pay option this season

Edson Creek campground (File/Bureau of Land Management)
Edson Creek campground (File/Bureau of Land Management)
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NORTH BEND, Ore. – Paying fees at three Bureau of Land Management campgrounds on the southern Oregon Coast just got a little easier, BLM said in a media release.

Beginning May 25, campers can opt to pay overnight camping fees at Edson Creek, Sixes River, and East Shore Campgrounds with the free mobile app using the ‘scan and pay’ option.

The ‘scan and pay’ option is available for first-come, first serve campsites. Once visitors download the app, they will be able to pay fees with a credit card on their mobile device by scanning a QR code at the site, BLM says. The transaction works without cell service if visitors download the app before their visit. BLM officials encourage visitors to download the app onto their mobile device before their trip, as there is limited cell service at each of these sites.

“We are excited to offer this alternative form of payment at several of our recreation sites,” said John Harper, Coos Bay District Recreation Planner. “We hope visitors take advantage of this free and easy way to pay.”

The app is available for download from the Apple Store (for iOS devices) or the Google Play Store (Android devices).

The BLM will continue to offer fee envelopes for people to pay with check or cash.

Also new this summer season, six campsites at Edson Creek Campground are available for reservation on Visitors pay for reserved campsites when they make the reservation.

Edson Creek and Sixes River Campgrounds are located between Bandon and Port Orford, east of Highway 101. East Shore Campground is nestled along Loon Lake, east of Reedsport.

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