Originally Posted by Byron Kinnaman
National Park administered place aren't immune drastic price increases. Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Fees for 2015:
Entry fee $10.00
Camping fee $10.00
For 2016 (as of Jan 1, 2016
Entry fee $20.00
Camping fee $20.00
Exactly double over night.
How long has the price been at the $10 level it was in 2015? I can recall when it used to be $6 but that was a lot of years back. Most of my National land use has been forest service road access and that costs nothing.
Michigan was sort of smart about the state park entry fee, buy it with you license
plate and it is at a reduced cost. The parks get that money "up front" and year round. The other thing is the residents of Mich. don't complain nearly as much when price of entry sticker at the campground goes up since that is most often paid by out of state tourist. Locals still feel like we be getting a deal since ours is cheaper with the license