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New fees at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore come into effect in 2022 | WJMN

MUNISING, Mich. (WJMN) – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore will begin charging admission starting March 1, 2022; Camping and lighthouse entrance fees will increase on January 1, 2022.

Adding entrance fees and increasing fees for camping and lighthouse tours were proposed earlier this year and presented for public review and comment. Public comments collected on a park website are generally positive according to a PRNL bulletin. Residents are supported to use the fees collected for park renovations that are directly related to visitor enjoyment, access, and health and safety, as required by policy and law.

“The new fee will provide much-needed funding for the renovation of the park,” said National Lakeshore District Superintendent David Horne. “We are very grateful for the support we received during the public comment period.”

The basic operations of the park are funded by appropriations directly from Congress, but recreation fees are used to support the ongoing maintenance of park facilities and new projects that directly enhance visitor experience. Some of the projects may include trail improvements, camping facilities, visitor centers, park resource monitoring, and development of the area for future public use in addition to funding sites. seasonal employment.

PRNL maintains 63 country campsites, 14 backcountry campsites, more than a dozen historic structures, 100 miles of trails, as well as roads, parking, restrooms, and systems. water system, bridges and 86 park buildings. The new entrance fee will be phased over a three-year period.

Phase 1, effective March 1, 2022

  • $5 per person walking, biking or boating (7 consecutive days)
  • $10 for 7 days motorbike ride
  • 10 dollars seven-day pass
  • $20 Pictured Rocks . Annual Pass

Phase 2, effective January 1, 2023

  • $10 per person walking, biking or boating (good for 7 consecutive days)
  • $15 seven-day motorbike ticket
  • $20 seven-day pass
  • $30 Annual Pass for Pictured Rocks

Phase 3, effective January 1, 2024

  • $15 per person walking, biking or boating (7 consecutive days)
  • 20 dollars seven-day motorbike ticket
  • $25 seven-day pass
  • $45 Annual Pass for Pictured Rocks

The pass includes an entrance fee for everyone traveling in a private vehicle. Children 15 years and under are free.

Commercial entrance fee, effective January 1, 2023

  • Sedan (1-6 people): $25 + price per person
  • Van (7-15 people): $40
  • Minibus (16-25 people): $40
  • Motorcycle Trainer (26+ people): $100

The changes take effect January 1, 2022

  • Camping Fees at Campground at Little Beaver Lake, Twelvemile Beach, and Hurricane River: $20-$25 per night per site
  • Au Sable Lighthouse Tour: $5 per person

Other passes are available that give access to more than 2,000 federal parks and lands including national forests and wildlife refuges. You can learn more about the passes above National Park Service website.

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Emma Bowman

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