The price for a regular Recreation Passport for Michigan residents is going up $1 beginning March 1, officials said Wednesday, according to The Detroit News.
The passport gives users year-round access to Michigan’s state parks, campgrounds and boating access sites.
State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials said the fee for the park-plus pass is being raised from $11 to $12. They said it’s the first increase for the Recreation Passport since 2013. All other resident passport fees, including those for motorcycles, mopeds and commercial vehicles, will remain the same, they said.
The cost of a Recreation Passport for nonresidents is also increasing from $33 to $34.
“Although we were not anticipating a $1 increase this year, the additional revenue will help fill in funding gaps,” Ron Olsen, DNR parks and recreation chief, said in a statement. “We are continually working on challenges including rising wages, the ever-increasing cost of goods and services, and $278 million worth of significant infrastructure repairs and projects.”
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