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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 13-57


Revisions to Schedule of Prices for State Parks

[43 Pa.B. 226]
[Saturday, January 12, 2013]

A. Summary and Background

 Under section 314 of the Conservation and Natural Resources Act (71 P. S. § 1340.314) and 17 Pa. Code § 11.224 (relating to prices), the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (Department), Bureau of State Parks (Bureau), is revising its price schedule for State Park activities, uses and privileges. The new schedule, which is in Section D, includes price increases for Commonwealth residents and non-Commonwealth residents for certain camping add-on fees, meeting rooms and specialized facilities, organized group tenting facilities, shower fees, backpacking/river camping, equestrian camping, camper unit storage, dump station fees, transient overnight RV camping, whitewater boating, astronomy observatory, swimming pools and the Hufman Lodge at Laurel Hill State Park.

 The new price schedule, which is comparable to those of state parks in neighboring states, is needed to increase revenue to the Bureau. In addition to offsetting inflation, it narrows the gap between State Parks and private facilities, resulting in a more favorable competitive climate for the private sector.

 The new price schedule revises the definition of a family for a Family Season Pool Pass and entrance fees for children less than 42 inches at State Park Pools with slides.

 For comparison purposes, the current price schedule along with the new price schedule can be found at the State Parks web site at It can also be obtained by calling Pennsylvania State Parks Reservations and Information at (888) PA-PARKS. When the new price schedule becomes effective, it will be posted on the previously listed State Parks web site.

B. Contact Person

 Questions may be directed to David Sariano, Assistant Director, Bureau of State Parks, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 8551, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8551, (717) 787-6640, Persons with a disability may use the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service by calling (800) 654-5984 (TDD users).

C. Effective Date

 The effective date of the new price schedule is January 31, 2013. Therefore, it will apply to swimming pools, whitewater boating in the 2013 season. For campsites, it will apply to reservations made for the 2014 season.

D. Price Schedule

Facility Type Unit Unit Resident Non-Resident
Camping—Add on Fees
Electricity Per Night 6.50—12.00 6.50—12.00
Water Per Night 8.00—16.00 8.00—16.00
Water and Sewer Per Night 13.00—26.00 13.00—26.00
Designated Pet Campsite Per Night 2.00—4.00 2.00—4.00
Designated Dog Friendly Cottage Per Night 2.00—15.00 2.00—15.00
Extra Vehicle Per Night 5.00—8.00 5.00—8.00
Multi-Campsite Per Night 18.00—36.00 21.00—42.00
Specialized Facilities— Meeting Rooms— Amphitheaters Per Day
Per Group
50.00—7,000.00 55.00—7,500.00
Modern OGT Camping
20 or Less Per Night 34.00—44.00 48.00—58.00
21 to 40 Per Night 48.00—58.00 63.00—73.00
41 to 60 Per Night 64.00—74.00 77.00—87.00
61 to 100 Per Night 79.00—89.00 92.00—102.00
101 and Over Per Night 140.00—150.00 166.00—176.00
Sleeping Trailer Per Night 13.00—23.00 28.00—38.00
Rustic OGT Camping
20 or Less Per Night 28.00—38.00 41.00—51.00
21 to 40 Per Night 43.00—53.00 56.00—66.00
41 to 60 Per Night 57.00—67.00 70.00—80.00
61 to 100 Per Night 72.00—82.00 85.00—95.00
101 and Over Per Night 125.00—135.00 140.00—150.00
Sleeping Trailer Per Night 12.00—22.00 15.00—25.00
Shower Rates
Shower—Nonovernight Unmetered Per Person 4.00—14.00 4.00—14.00
Shower—Nonovernight Metered Per Person 0.75—5.00 0.75—5.00
Backpacking/River Camping
Campsite Per Night
Per Person
4.00—11.00 5.00—12.00
Camping—Additional Charges
Premium—Friday, Saturday, Holiday and Events Per Night 4.00—14.00 4.00—14.00
Modern (showers) Per Night 4.00—14.00 4.00—14.00
Adirondack Shelters Per Night 2.00—12.00 2.00—12.00
Miscellaneous Camping
Camping Unit Storage Per Week 16.00—32.00 16.00—32.00
Camping Unit Storage Per Night 3.50—7.00 3.50—7.00
Camping Equestrian Site Per Night 19.00—38.00 24.00—48.00
Transient RV Overnight Camping Per Night 6.00—12.00 6.00—12.00
Dump Station for Noncampers Per Use 10.00—20.00 11.00—22.00
Boating—Whitewater Per Reservation 4.00—14.00 4.00—14.00
Boating—Whitewater Season Pass 40.00—65.00 45.00—65.00
Astronomy Observatory
Observatory Nightly Use 25.00—35.00 25.00—35.00
Galaxy Pass
Galaxy Pass Per Reservation 55.00—65.00 55.00—65.00
Children under 42" (For Pools with Slides Only) Per Day Free Free
Annual Family Pass A family is redefined as one family unit living under one household.
Rate remains the same as previously published.
Laurel Hill Lodge
Unit Resident
Peak Season
Nonpeak Season
Peak Season
Nonpeak Season
Sleep 14 Per Week 1,338.68—1,838.68 1,216.04—1,716.04 1,463.21—1,963.21 1,340.57—1,840.57
Sleep 14 Per Night Friday-Saturday N/A 247.17—447.17 N/A 284.91—484.91
Sleep 14 Per Night Sunday-Thursday N/A 194.87—418.87 N/A 256.60—456.60


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 13-57. Filed for public inspection January 11, 2013, 9:00 a.m.]

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