Wisconsin is changing how it charges campers who spend the night in state parks.
The change, which took effect last Friday, eliminates a weekday-weekend and seasonal difference. Acting DNR parks director Bill Smith says the price-tiered system had been too confusing for some campers. He says adjustments were made after public comments, which will result in a flat rate for parks.
There is an exception to the new fee schedule. Smith says eight state parks will become high-demand parks – meaning higher prices between Memorial and Labor Day and on Friday and Saturday nights in September and October.
Still, more campers are planning to use the parks. Smith says advance registration is up again, for the third year in a row. He says it isn't surprising, since Wisconsin's State Parks have so much to offer.
Campers are still required to show a vehicle sticker to access state parks.