Wednesday, January 10, 2018

DNR wants $1.1 mil. net boost in camping, parks fees

According to this item on the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board January 24th meeting agenda, the DNR is proposing that some camping and admission fees be raised while others would remain the same or be lowered, but the net increase through so-called "demand pricing," including boosts at popular destination sites like Peninsula and Devil's Lake State Parks would net the state another $1.1 million in 2018.

Note: meeting date, above, corrected to January 24th.

Remember that Walker and the Legislature with the cooperation of former DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp stripped previously routine operating funding from the state parks' budgets.

Can naming rights concessions for corporations or sales of ‘low performing’ parks be far off?

So Walker delivers tax cuts, but the state gets your money back in fees. She’ll games.

A view at Devli's Lake State Park, from the DNR:
A view of Devil's Lake near Balanced Rock

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