Various regional news outlets are reporting that in addition to raising camping & park sticker fees at some parks, that in a report released today, the DNR is also proposing fee increases for hunting and fishing as well as implementing a registration fee for kayaks and canoes. I’d expect kayak rental fees at the park and elsewhere would then go up as well. In addition new fees are proposed for visiting State Natural Areas as well. $5 to visit Parfrey’s Glen? Would they use the money to put the trail back? How about creating a proper trail at Pewit’s Nest? Without LE rangers, who will enforce the fees?
One thing is sure, when you start tallying all the proposed new fees & hikes together, “Get Outdoors!” is going to get expensive!
New DNR fees under Walker could stick it to just about everyone
Disclaimer: And of course, my crazy opinions are my own and often caused by too many hours of isolation in the deep dark woods. My posts certainly don’t represent the opinions of the Wisconsin DNR or any other group, organization or book club.