It’s been all over the news today that Wisconsin will again raise camping and admission fees at Devil’s Lake State Park quite a bit. Of course, we knew it was coming, but now’s the time to get serious. If you plan on reserving an electric campsite for a summer weekend, do yourself a favor and do it now.
According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal Devil’s Lake will see an additional increase of $7 for an electrified site on summer weekends and a $2 increase for a nonelectrified site with new pricing expected to go into effect after Feb. 15. The daily entrance fee for Devil’s Lake will increase from $8 to $13 for Wisconsin residents and increase by $5 for non-residents from $11 to $16. (A resident camper would now pay $37 a night for an weekend electric site.)
Your best bet at avoiding some of the fee increase is to reserve your campsites before February 15th, and purchase an annual park sticker if you plan on being in the parks for than just a couple of days.
CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR CAMPSITE NOW!
or call: 888-WI-PARKS (888-947-2757)
I have a few thoughts about these increases… One question right off the top of my head is this; If I drive to Mirror Lake State Park on a weekend and buy a daily pass at their rate, can I then drive over to Devil’s Lake State Park thus avoiding the fee increase?
Anyway, I’m sure we’ll have more to say once we have time to digest the latest changes. One would hope the new revenue stream means we’ll see more investment in staffing and infrastructure including much needed trail maintainance… but let’s hold off on that for now. The main thing at the moment is just to know that you have a short time before fees go up.
- Wisconsin DNR to increase camping fees at most popular parks; cut fees at parks that get less traffic
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