Vigo parks board OKs camping rate increases

Dec. 29—Online reservation fees and holiday break camping rates will raise at Vigo County Parks in 2023.

In 2021, Vigo County moved to Campspot, an on the net reservation method for campsites.

Campspot’s on the internet reservation scheduling payment was $2 and the business has enhanced that to $3, Adam Grossman, superintendent of the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Section, told the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Board on Tuesday.

Grossman requested the park board raise the scheduling cost across the board, for both of those shelter and camp web site on the web reservations.

“Even nevertheless individuals [shelter and camp site reservations] are as a result of distinctive distributors, this would make it the very same so it is not confusing and ideally we can blend the methods jointly next 12 months and have the capability to operate it all via Campspot,” Grossman reported.

An alternative to lock-in a certain camp site online would continue being at $5.

Holiday break camping premiums are also to raise, with tenting with electrical power every day fees going to $25 from $20 tenting with electrical energy and h2o would boost to $30 from $25 and primitive tenting would go to a everyday level of $17, up from $15 per day.

Additionally, a 1800s-period design and style cabin continue to be at Fowler Park goes to $55 per evening, up from $50, Grossman explained.

“We did a lot of analysis of other campgrounds. We are almost the similar, but the biggest big difference is the gate charge” as Vigo County does not demand a gate fee to enter parks.

“We are absolutely free to use the park. Most spots will cost $5 to $7 for every auto to park,” Grossman said.

Campsites can be rented for a maximum of 14 days. Immediately after that time, folks occupying the campsite must vacate the campground for no fewer than seven times.

The board unanimously voted to approve the greater costs.

Howard Greninger can be attained at 812-231-4204 or [email protected] Observe on Twitter @TribStarHoward.

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