Friday, January 29, 2021

State Park Cabin, Marina, Boat Storage Fees To Increase Starting In 2022

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources published
notice in the January 30 PA Bulletin it is increasing fees for cabins and other overnight accommodations, marina and boat storage fees starting in 2022.

For example, a family cabin rental for residents of Pennsylvania would go from a range of $407.55 - $637.74 to $449 - $816.  Yurts would go from $242.00 - $384.00 to $266 - $430.  A single room at the Nature Inn at Bald Eagle State Park would go from $110.00 - $196.00 to $110 - $264.

These fee changes will go into effect for reservations now for visits made after January 1, 2022.

DCNR said, “The updated price schedule is needed to fine-tune the existing rates and to increase revenue to the Bureau. In addition, the schedule, which is comparable to those of state parks in neighboring states, will narrow the gap between State Parks in this Commonwealth and private facilities, resulting in a more favorable competitive climate for the private sector.”

DCNR is also changing its reservation cancellation and change policy.  The new policy makes it clear there will be no refunds of fees for visitor reservations except under those circumstances outlined in the policy.

“Reasons for which refunds will not be given include but are not limited to natural disasters, drought, bugs, weather, campfire bans, death, pandemics (for example, COVID-19), water conditions or pool closures due to staffing.”

The new reservation cancellation and change policy goes into effect immediately.

Click Here to see the old feesClick Here to see the new fees. Questions about the changes should be directed to Ryan Dysinger, Assistant Director, Bureau of State Parks, 717-787-6640 or send email to

State park reservation can be made through the State Parks Reservation Center at (888) PA-PARKS ((888) 727-2757).  The Center's hours are Monday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m.

  For more information on state parks and forests and recreation in Pennsylvania, visit DCNR’s website, Click Here to sign up for the Resource newsletter, Visit the Good Natured DCNR Blog,  Click Here for upcoming events, Click Here to hook up with DCNR on other social media-- Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

Related Articles:

-- Dramatic Increase In Visitors Caused Strains On Already Understaffed, Underfunded State Parks, Forests And Facilities At DCNR

-- New Poll: 86% Say Parks, Trails, Outdoors Are Essential To Their Physical, Mental Health During Pandemic; State Parks Saw 26.6% Increase In Visitors

[Posted: January 29, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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