Fees to go to Minnesota state parks goes up on Saturday.
The cost to get into state parks is among a handful of DNR fee increases that go into effect on July 1. Here's a breakdown of some of the new fees:
- One-day state park vehicle permits will be $7, up $2.
- Year-round state park vehicle permits will be $35, up $10.
- Registration for ATVs will be $60.
- Registration for snowmobiles will be $105.
The cost of fishing and hunting licenses are also going up by $3 and $4, respectively. But that won't happen until next year.
These fee increases were decided during the most recent legislative session, and Commissioner Tom Landwehr says the fees "will help maintain quality outdoor experiences for now and for future generations."
State park fees haven't gone up for more than a decade, with the DNR saying earlier this year costs associated with running and maintaining the parks have increased because they've been so popular in recent years. In fact, last year saw a record-setting 10 million visits – the most in the park system’s 125-year history.