Wisconsin DNR To Up Camping Fees At Most Popular Parks

Daily Rates Going Up At Most Popular Locations: Devil's Lake, Peninsula, Willow River

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is unveiling plans for a new pricing system for camping and daily admission at state parks.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that daily rates are going up at the most popular locations: Devil’s Lake, Peninsula and Willow River. There will be camping fee increases at 38 properties at various times of the year, while 36 locations will see fee cuts.

State parks director Ben Bergey said the changes are estimated to generate an additional $1.1 million for the state parks annually.

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The plan comes after state lawmakers cut parks system funding and ordered the DNR to rely on fees and revenue.

The Natural Resources Board will review the plan Wednesday, Jan. 24. The new pricing system is expected to take effect after Feb. 15.

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