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State park fees rising in La.

3 years 2 months 3 weeks ago August 03, 2013 Aug 3, 2013 Saturday, August 03 2013 August 03, 2013 9:19 AM in News
By: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. - Fees for using state parks in Louisiana are going up, the result of state budget cutbacks.

Stuart Johnson, the state's assistant secretary for state parks, tells The Advocate that the administration's budget relies on $1.3 million in self-generated funds from park operations.

Johnson says the money will come from a $1 increase in park admission fees and a $2 increase on the rental of campsites at parks.

Park admission will now be $2.

Campsite fees vary. A premium campsite will rent for $28 a day April through September and $20 a day from October through March. An improved site with water and electrical hook-up will be $22 and $18 for the same time periods while an unimproved site without water or electrical hook-up will be $14 a day year-round.

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