If you’re a Michigander who loves camping, make note that it’s going to cost you a bit more in 2022.
The Department of Natural Resources is raising its camping and lodging fees for the first time in four years.
Rates have increased between $2 and $8 a night. According to the DNR, state park attendance has gone up a whopping 30% since 2019, which has increased daily operating costs. The higher rates will help make up that difference.
For parks with cabins and other lodging, the rate is going up even more- by $10 a night. Rustic campsites will go up by up to $5 per night. Camping and lodging fees make up 51% of the funds used to operate state parks, according to the DNR.
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