It’ll cost a little more to camp in Athabasca County, Alberta, now that new fees have been approved by the county council, 941theriver.ca reported.
At Forfar Park, Hope Lake and Jackfish Lake it’ll cost you $25 a night, $20 if you’re over the age of 65. At campgrounds near Narrow, Ghost, Island, Long and Baptiste Lakes along with North Buck Lake Narrow, it’ll be $15 per night.
The changes are expected to bring in an extra $27,000, to help cover some of the increased operating costs.
Also, over long weekends, all campsites must be paid for in advance. That is aimed at collecting money from people who book sites and then don’t show. For other days of the year, the first night must be prepaid for using a credit card.
“The cost for having an empty site for long weekends can be considerable when campers do not show up,” noted Recreation Manager Grant Burge.
Under the new policy, there will also be a limit of six adults per campsite plus their dependent children. Campers will also be allowed two vehicles per site, including motorized RV’s. Extra vehicles will be charged a $5 daily fee and will have to park in designated areas.
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