A visitor who paid a fee to use a recreation site at the Daniel Boone National Forest sued the agency when it failed to provide picnic tables at the site and fix a broken security light. The visitor argued that he was paying a standard amenity site fee and was therefore entitled to all of the amenities that had to be at the site in order for the agency to charge the fee under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA). Standard amenity sites must include developed parking, permanent toilets, permanent trash receptacles, interpretive signs, a kiosk or exhibit of some type, picnic tables and security services. The agency, however, demonstrated that the fee was actually for an expanded amenity site and picnic tables and security services were not required to charge fees at those sites. The site included a boat ramp, paved ramps and parking and boarding floats.
The National Park Service has its own but often overlooked set of regulations regarding NPS concessioner compliance with labor laws. These regulations, set out at