Indiana Fee schedule changes

Discussion in 'Indiana' started by JustRelax, May 7, 2015.

  1. JustRelax

    JustRelax Well-Known Member

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    Feb 20, 2013
    If you are planning a trip to Indiana campgrounds this summer - book soon to save a few bucks. The annual gate pass is also going up. Email I received today:

    -- The quicklink didn't come over when I copied so the link to fee changes is --

    Dear Indiana DNR Guest,

    We would like to thank you for spending time with us at our Indiana State Parks! We know that you have many options for places to stay and play, and we appreciate that you chose us. We know you recognize that a day or weekend in one of our state parks is both a bargain and a treasure. Nowhere else will you find trails through thousands of acres of forests, prairies and wetlands, lakes for swimming and boating and great campsites, cabins and inns for making memories naturally with your family and friends.

    We want to make sure you aware that a number of fee increases will take effect on Wednesday, May 13. Camping, inns/lodging, entrance (daily gate and annual passes), lake permits and several other fees at Indiana State Parks, State-managed lakes and State Forest Recreation Areas will be affected. Shelter and recreation building fees are not changing.

    If you have existing reservations, they will be honored at the present rate. New reservations made between now and the end of the day on May 12, 2015 will be honored at the current rate as well.

    PLEASE NOTE: Your daily entrance fee, however, is going to increase beginning May 13, along with the price for annual entrance permits. Therefore, if you haven’t purchased your annual pass yet, we encourage you to buy one by May 12 at the current rate at, or your local park, to avoid paying additional entrance fees when you arrive on or after May 13. Please disregard any outdated entrance fee information found on your confirmation email/letter that you received when you first made your reservation(s).

    The fees you pay to camp, rent a shelter or stay at a state park inn go directly to support the operating costs for our system. User fees provide about 70 percent of cost for staff, supplies and equipment for Indiana State Parks. Only about 30 percent comes from appropriations through the State’s General Fund--that’s just about $1.39 in taxes per Hoosier annually. See what’s new in Indiana State Parks this year.

    Find details about our fees and answers to frequently asked questions. If you have a question you don’t see answered or wish to comment, send an email to [email protected]

    Thank you for your continued support and use of Indiana State Parks, Indiana State Park Inns and Indiana State Forest Recreation Areas. Have a great summer outdoors!

    Indiana Department of Natural Resources
    State Parks & State Forests
  2. bropaul

    bropaul New Member

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    Aug 7, 2009
    Make your reservation for the Midwest Halloween-ish Rally NOW. [;)]

  3. Fordiesel250

    Fordiesel250 Member

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    Mar 28, 2010
    Ouch! I understand the reasons on a pension this almost makes it useless to come from out of the state to camp

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