DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION
AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Revisions to Schedule of Prices for State Parks
[39 Pa.B. 7015]
[Saturday, December 12, 2009]
A. Summary and Background
Under section 314 of the Conservation and Natural Resources Act (71 P. S. § 1340.314) and 17 Pa. Code § 11.224 (relating to prices), the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (Department) will revise its price schedule for State Park activities, uses and privileges effective January 1, 2010. The new schedule, which is in Section D, includes a new pricing structure for State Parks Nature Inns along with some changes to utility prices for campgrounds and organized group cabin camps, instituting ranges for certain facilities to allow for market based pricing and adding some new miscellaneous fees.
The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle State Park is currently scheduled to open in late spring of 2010. The primary reason for the proposed fee package is to institute a fee structure for the Nature Inn to accept reservations by the end of January. A range is needed to accommodate the different room types, seasons and high demand weekends.
The remaining changes are needed to compensate the Bureau of State Parks for increased utility costs at our electric campsites and fine tune our existing rate structure. For example, the changes to the boat launch and firewood permits are needed to conform to the current fees of the Fish and Boat Commission and the Bureau of Forestry. The camping fee changes include both increasing and decreasing fees at specific campgrounds that reflect market conditions and are comparable with surrounding states current pricing practices.
For comparison purposes, the current price schedule along with the new price schedule can be found at the State Parks web site at http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findinfo/2010prices.pdf. It can also be obtained by calling State Parks Reservations and Information at (888) PA-PARKS. When the new price schedule becomes effective, it will be posted on the DCNR—State Parks web site, http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findinfo/prices.aspx.
B. Contact Person
Any questions may be directed to, David Sariano, Assistant Director, Bureau of State Parks, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 8551, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8551, (717) 787-6640 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Persons with a disability may use the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service by calling (800) 654-5984 (TDD users).
C. Effective Date
The effective date of the new price schedule is January 1, 2010.
D. Fee Schedule
Facility Type Unit Unit 2009
MISCELLANEOUS Accident Report
Per Request No Current Fee 10.00—35.00 11.00—35.00 12.00—35.00 Firewood Permit Per Cord 10.00 15.00—25.00 15.00—25.00 15.00—25.00 Houseboats—Presque Isle Per Year 500.00 600.00 750.00 900.00 Late Fee for Payments Per Instance No Current Fee 20.00—100.00 20.00—100.00 20.00—100.00 NATURE INNS Rooms Per Night No Current Fee 70.00—220.00 70.00—240.00 70.00—260.00 Suites Per Night No Current Fee 80.00—360.00 80.00—380.00 80.00—395.00
Facility Type Unit Unit 2009
OTHER BOATING Boat Docks—Private Per Season 50.00 50.00—100.00 60.00 60.00—120.00 Boat Winter Storage Per Season 130.00 130.00—250.00 135.00 135.00—250.00 Boating Dry Storage Per Season 125.00 125.00—250.00 140.00 140.00—250.00 Boat Launching Permit 1 Year 10.00 10.00—12.00 15.00 15.00—18.00 Boat Launching Permit 2 Year 18.00 18.00—22.00 28.00 28.00—34.00 Boat Launching Permit Seven Day 5.00 5.00—7.00 5.00 5.00—7.00 CAMPING Camping—base price Per Night 15.00 14.00—16.00 17.00 16.00—18.00 CAMPING—
Per Night N/A 2.00—3.00 N/A 2.00—3.00 Electric Per Night 5.00 5.00—8.00 5.50 5.00—8.00 PAVILIONS—
Picnic Groves Per Day 30.00—65.00 30.00—125.00 45.00—150.00 45.00—165.00 ORGANIZED GROUP
Org. Group Cabin
< = 30 persons
88.00 88.00—104.00 127.00 127.00—150.00 Org. Group Cabin Camps Capacity 31—
Per Night Minimum 88.00 88.00—104.00 127.00 127.00—150.00 Org. Group Cabin
Camps Capacity 51 to
Per Night Minimum 108.00 108.00—127.00 153.00 153.00—180.00 Org. Group Cabin
Camps Cap. 126 person
Per Night Minimum 128.00 128.00—151.00 178.00 178.00—210.00 Hickory Run / French
Creek Utilities Org.
Per Night add 51.00 51.00—100.00 51.00 51.00—100.00 The specialized pricing listed as follows for the Adirondack Shelters at Poe Paddy State Park is eliminated. CAMPING—OTHER Adirondack Shelter—Poe Paddy—Sunday—Thursday Per Night 13.00 N/A 14.00 N/A Adirondack Shelter—Poe Paddy—Friday—Saturday Per Night 15.50 N/A 16.50 N/A Adirondack Shelter—Poe Paddy—Week Per Week 76.00 N/A 88.00 N/A
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-2283. Filed for public inspection December 11, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]
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