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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 17-109


Revisions to Schedule of Prices for State Parks

[47 Pa.B. 318]
[Saturday, January 21, 2017]

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), Bureau of State Parks (Bureau), will revise its price schedule for State Park activities, uses and privileges effective February 1, 2017. The new schedule, which is in section D, includes revisions to the schedule to add a transaction fee range and a base price for campsites fee range.

 The new schedule includes a price increase for non-Commonwealth residents for the base night of camping.

 The new schedule reflects a price increase for the transaction fee to continue to defray the cost of using the upgraded reservation system.

 The revisions to the schedule provide a range to be used for larger multifamily overnight facilities. This range currently applies to the Hufman and Copper Kettle facilities at Laurel Hill State Park. This range could also be utilized at other large family group facilities in the future.

 The revisions to the schedule provide a reduced range for whitewater rafting launching due to collecting a transaction fee for each reservation. The revision also includes a range/fee for the use of facilities to recharge electric cars.

 The revisions to the schedule also provide a weekend/holiday daily admission range to be used at pools. This reflects current trends in the surrounding communities where a higher rate is charged on peak days. This assists operationally as well as increases revenue generation.

 The new price schedule, which is comparable to those of state parks in neighboring states, is needed to increase revenue to the Bureau. In addition to offsetting inflation, it narrows the gap between State Parks and private facilities, resulting in a more favorable competitive climate for the private sector.

 For comparison purposes, the current price schedule along with the new price schedule can be found at the State Parks web site at 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 previously listed State Parks web site.

B. Contact Person

 Any questions may be directed to Ryan Dysinger, Assistant Director, Bureau of State Parks, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 8551, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8551, (717) 787-6640, 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 February 1, 2017.

D. Price Schedule

Facility Type Unit Unit Resident Nonresident
Base Price for Campsites Per Night $15—$25 $20—$30
Transaction Fee Per
$5—$8 $5—$8
Whitewater Hard Boat and Soft
Boat Launch
Per Reservation $2—$6 $2—$6
Electric Car
Recharge Fee
Per Charge $6.50—$16.50 $6.50—$16.50
Weekend/Holiday Daily Admission
for Pools
Per Swimmer $4—$25 $4—$25
Weekend/Holiday Late Arrival Admission Rate Per Swimmer $2—$15 $2—$15
Multifamily Overnight
Unit Resident
Peak Season
Nonpeak Season
Peak Season
Nonresident Nonpeak Season
Per Week $1,338.68—
Per Night Friday-Saturday N/A $247.17—$321.32 N/A $284.91—$370.38
Per Night Sunday-Thursday N/A $194.87—$253.29 N/A $256.60—$333.58


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-109. Filed for public inspection January 20, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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