Some State Park, DNR Fees To Rise Modestly Starting Saturday

The high falls at Grand Portage State Park, near Grand Portage. Fees at Minnesota state parks will rise slightly effective Saturday. (Sam Cook photo)

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds state park visitors, snowmobilers and ATV riders that modest fee increases will go into effect on Saturday.

However, the cost of fishing and hunting licenses, including deer licenses, won’t increase until 2018.

One-day state park vehicle permits will increase from $5 to $7 and year-round vehicle permits will increase from $25 to $35. These fees have not changed in more than a decade, and the increases were needed to continue to provide quality facilities and services, DNR officials said.

Also effective Saturday, the fee to register all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles will increase and a $15 license will be required for ice shelters that do not collapse, fold or disassemble.

Effective with the 2018 license year, the cost for some fishing and hunting licenses will rise. The cost of a resident fishing license will increase $3, from $22 to $25, and a resident deer license will increase $4, from $30 to $34. A complete list of license fee increases is available on the DNR website here.