Georgia State Parks Propose Parking Fee Adjustments

Published 4:56 pm Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has proposed adjusting parking fees at state parks.

A public hearing is set for April 6 in Atlanta, and public comments will be accepted through April 24.  The DNR board will vote on the proposed increase at its next meeting on April 29.

Revenue generated from parking fees is used for maintenance and repair projects at Georgia’s 63 state parks and historic sites.

State park visitors currently pay $3 per vehicle, while frequent guests can buy an Annual ParkPass for $30.

If approved by the DNR board, the daily parking fee will increase to $5 and the annual pass will increase to $50, effective May 20. New military and group discounts would be introduced as well.

A copy of the proposed change is posted on www.GeorgiaStateParks.org.

To submit comments:

• Oral comments may be made at the public hearing, April 6, between 9 a.m. to noon. DNR Board Room, 1252 Floyd Towers East, 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30334

• Written comments must be received by April 24. Mail to Sherry Crew-Jay, Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites Division, 1352 Floyd Towers East, 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30334

• E-mail comments may be submitted by April 24 to director@dnr.state.ga.us or via www.GeorgiaStateParks.org.