Sunday, May 13, 2007

Michigan State Forest Campgrounds Increase Fees Monday

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said fees for camping at state forest campgrounds will increase Monday.

The fee hike comes following action taken by DNR Director Rebecca Humphries at Thursday’s meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission.

“Fees paid by campers in state forest campgrounds are put right back into the campgrounds for the operation and maintenance of these facilities,” Humphries stated in a press release. “For several years, the campgrounds have not generated the revenue needed to meet these costs, and this has created both a short- and long-term deficit in the Forest Recreation Fund.”

Fees for state forest campgrounds will increase for many different types of camping.
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