Oregon Plans 25% Campsite Fee Hike in 2010

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September 18, 2009 by   - () Leave a Comment

Oregon state park officials are planning to increase camping and other fees to raise more than $4 million by June 2011. The increase, the first since 1996, would take effect in 2010, according to the Albany Democrat-Herald.

Camping fees for most sites would jump $4 per night to $24. Tent sites now are $16 and would go to $20 a night. Day-use fees at 26 parks would go from $3 per carload to $5.

The state has more than 190 parks and day-use areas. Most charge no fee to get in.

State parks get no general fund tax support. They are maintained with user fees, a share of RV registrations, and proceeds from the Oregon lottery.

Details and a link to the text of the proposed rule change are online at OPRD is accepting written comments until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23.

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