Public Meeting Monday on State Park Fees
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 20, 2018
Public input is being requested by the Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails regarding a fee increase.
A meeting next Monday at Buffalo Bill State Park will give residents an opportunity to chime in on the proposed increases, which come after new legislation in 2017 required the State Parks to set its fees in rules, and allowed for fee increases.
Last year, Wyo Parks conducted a series of visitor surveys to gather opinions regarding existing fees, the possibility of an increase and how much of an increase was supported. Out of 1800 responses, 70 to 80 percent were in support of a system-wide fee increase.
According to the proposed rules, the fees for the off season will not change from existing fee amounts; however, fees during peak season, May 1st through September 30th, will increase between a dollar to ten dollars, depending on the permit.
Representatives from the State Parks Division say they looked at similar state park systems in the region and found that Wyoming’s fees are among the lowest.
The meeting Monday will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Shreve Lodge on the North Fork Highway.