Friday, June 7, 2013

Louisiana State Parks raises camping fees


The first night's camping fee at this unimproved camping site at Fontainebleau S.P will be $20 after July 1.2013 (fee includes $6 reservation fee.)

      Just in time for the July 4th holiday, fees will go up for campers in Louisiana State parks beginning July 1st.  The fee hikes do not include the $6 reservation fee tacked on to the first night's camping fee.  The one-time-per-visit reservation fee is charged for both campsites reserved in advance and for last minute drive-ups.
     Fees as of July 1, 2013.  October-March; unimproved-$14; improved-$18; premium-$20.  April-September; unimproved-$14; improved-$22; premium-$28.  Canoe sites will be $14 year around.
     Fees have increased at the Audubon St. Historic Site.  Entrance to the grounds and the house tour of Oakley is $8  Entrance to the grounds only-$4.  There are discounts for seniors 62 and older and students.
     Fees at Port Hudson State Historic Site are $4 per person.  Seniors 62 and older admitted free.  Discounts for students.
     Both Port Hudson and Audubon sites are in West Feliciana Parish, near St. Francisville. 
     The fee increases were announced in a June 3, 2013 press release from the Department of Recreation, Culture and Tourism.  For more information go to


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