Oregon Plans 25% Campsite Fee Hike in 2010
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 http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/PARKS/fee_increase.shtml. OPRD is accepting written comments until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23.