Fees at Colorado state parks for camping, reservations and boat registrations will increase Friday.
But daily entry fees and the cost of annual passes will stay the same, according to The Coloradoan, Fort Collins, Colo.
Camping fees will rise by $2 per night and reservation fees will go up $2. Boat registration fees will rise by $10 to $25, depending on the size of the boat.
The Colorado State Parks Board approved the increases to help cover a $3 million funding shortfall. The parks will rely more on fees to finance operations.
State Parks Director Dean Winstanley says the fees have stayed the same for at least three years. He says Colorado’s fees will be comparable to or lower than other states’ fees even after the increases.
Colorado’s 42 state parks draw nearly 12 million visitors each year.