Faced with the difficult choice to raise user fees or close its parks,
the Colorado State Parks Board has voted to approve new fee changes. The
board claims the higher fees are necessary to maintain a clean, safe,
and accessible statewide park system for all visitors.
Effective November 1, the fee for a daily pass will increase by
$1, and the annual pass will increase by $10. A $2 increase will apply
to camping at 12 high-use parks and cabin, yurt and guesthouse rental fees.
The new user fees are expected to generate about $700,000 in 2010 and $1.3 million in 2011.
Visit the Colorado State Parks site for more information.