MARCH 31 LAST DAY FOR PARK FEE BARGAINS
Park users can save by purchasing permits before April 1
PRATT -- Visitors to Kansas state parks can save money by purchasing many permits before the prime park season begins on April 1. Permits purchased in the off-season -- Oct. 1-March 31 -- are valid for the remainder of the calendar year, and they are cheaper if purchased during this period.
For 2009, state park vehicle entrance permit fees include the following:
Off-Season (through March 31)
- Daily vehicle permit -- $3.70 (senior/disabled: $2.60)
- Annual vehicle permit -- $19.70 (senior/disabled: $11.10)
- Additional annual vehicle permit -- $12.20 (senior/disabled: $7.35)
Prime Season (April 1-Sept. 30)
- Daily vehicle permit -- $4.20 (senior/disabled: $2.85)
- Annual vehicle permit -- $24.70 (senior/disabled: $13.60)
- Additional annual vehicle permit -- $14.70 (senior/disabled: $8.60)
Costs listed include applicable service fees, except online purchase convenience fee. Annual permits are valid for the remainder of the calendar year whether purchased in the off-season or the prime season.
KDWP's Parks Division operates a system of 24 parks and the Prairie Spirit Rail-Trail. Most state parks provide utility and primitive camping and are located adjacent to lakes or reservoirs. Camping and utility fees remain unchanged (although some camping fees are cheaper if purchased in the off-season). In addition to camping facilities, parks offer boat ramps, courtesy docks, shelter houses, swimming beaches, trails, and a variety of other amenities. Parks also host numerous special events, such as concerts and festivals, throughout the year.
More information on state parks is also available at the KDWP website.