Idaho State Parks Make Several Fee Adjustments

Tuesday April 13, 2021

Idaho state parks will see an increase in several fees for the coming season. Alongside traditional campsite fees, the parks will also be implementing the following changes:

  • The Motor Vehicle Entrance Fee (MVEF) has increased from $5 to $7 per motorized vehicle that enters or is operated in the park.
  • There is now an additional $8 charge for each motor vehicle beyond the first two motor vehicles associated with a campsite.
  • The Overnight Use Fee associated with use of any non-camping lands for the parking of motor vehicles or trailers not associated with a campsite between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. has increased to $20.
  • The Surcharge for failure to pay the required fees has increased from $10 to $20.

These fee changes will affect all Idaho parks, including the following located in the north region: Priest Lake State Park, Round Lake State Park, Farragut State Park, Coeur d’Alene Parkway, Coeur d’Alene’s Old Mission State Park, Heyburn State Park, Dworshak State Park, Hells Gate State Park, and Winchester Lake State Park.

The parks get a large portion of out-of-state guests, and visitors should be aware of the increased entrance fees. Idaho residents can buy the $10 Parks Passport for unlimited entry.

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