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Parking Fees To Double In State Parks Here

The summer recreation season at two of Nevada County’s three state parks will also be more expensive. Starting Memorial Day weekend, on May 27th, and through Labor Day, parking fees will double from $5 to $10 dollars at the Bridgeport crossing of South Yuba River State Park, as well as at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park. Chief Ranger Matt Green says the new fee, which is just for the peak season, will now match what is charged at state parks in the other 6 counties of the Sierra District. He cites rising service costs…

click to listen to Ranger Green

Green says attendance at South Yuba River State Park has now averaged about 600,000 visitors a year over the last 7 years…

click to listen to Ranger Green

Green also anticipates a spike in visitors this summer, with a lot more water from the wet winter and spring snowmelt. He says the original fee was established in 2012, when the parks were threatened with closure, due to recessionary state budget cuts.

1 Comment

May 5, 2017

tammy patterson

I sincerely hope they see a drastic drop in people going there. Lived their for couple years and know how run down everything is now! Only time I go near there is to go to my moms gravesite!! Ridiculous!!

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