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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 16-196



Revisions to Schedule of Prices for State Parks

[46 Pa.B. 669]
[Saturday, February 6, 2016]

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 in Section D, as follows, includes revisions to the schedule to add a permit fee range for shooting range operation, a clarification on swimming pool family passes and the implementation of a nonrefundable transaction fee for all reservation transactions in the Bureau's Reservation Program.

 The revision includes adding a shooting range permit fee for shooting ranges operating on Department lands. The Department has recently renovated its shooting ranges, investing in forms of lead remediation, safety barrier construction, shooting range redesign and other related projects. This fee structure will also be utilized at any future Department ranges. Individuals, families and groups interested in utilizing the shooting range facilities must purchase annual range permits. Permits can be purchased by individuals 16 years of age or older. A family is defined as up to five people living in one family unit (person living under one household). Additional family members in excess of five will need to either purchase additional individual permits or an additional family permit.

 The new price schedule revises the definition of a ''family'' for an Annual Family Pool Pass and establishes how additional family members will be charged for an Annual Family Pool Pass at all swimming pools operated by the Bureau.

 The Bureau has invested in upgrading the reservation system program with greater search options, photo uploads and online capabilities. A nonrefundable transaction fee will be charged for every advanced and walk-in reservation to defray the cost of the upgrade. This fee will be charged at the time reservations and registrations are made for reservable facilities in State Parks, including boating slip, campsite, cabin, inn room, pavilion, picnic grove, observatory shelter, yurt, camping and deluxe cottage, backpacking reservations and meeting rooms.

 The current price schedule can be found at the State Parks web site at or at any State Park office. 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 Ryan Dysinger, 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 range price schedule and family definition for a swimming pass addition is Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The reservation fee will take effect beginning on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

D. Price Schedule

1. Shooting Range Fee Addition (Effective February 16, 2016)

Service Time Frame Resident Nonresident
Shooting Range Permit
16 years of age and older
Yearly $30.00—$60.00 $36.00—$66.00
Family Permit
Up to five individuals in one family unit (living under one household)
Yearly $40.00—$70.00 $48.00—$78.00

2. Family Pass Definition Addition (Effective February 16, 2016)

Facility Type Unit Unit Resident Nonresident
Annual Family Pass A family is redefined as five people living in one family unit (persons living under one household). Additional family members, living under the same household, may buy an additional person pass at 1/5 of the cost of the annual season family pass. Rate remains the same as previously published.

3. Transaction Fee Addition (Effective February 16, 2016)

Service Unit Resident Nonresident
Transaction Fee
Transaction Fee Per
$4.00 $4.00


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-196. Filed for public inspection February 5, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]

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