SAVINGS OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR IDAHO STATE PARKS VISITORS
IDAHO (September 13, 2012) - The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation announced today that reservations for 2013 stays within Idaho’s State Parks will be accepted beginning October 3, 2012 at 8 a.m. MST.
Those interested in utilizing the rolling nine-month reservation window need to be aware of fee changes affecting overnight stays within Idaho’s State Parks beginning in 2013, and the savings options available, prior to making reservations.
All overnight guests will be required to pay the $5 per day, per vehicle state park motor vehicle entrance fee (MVEF) in addition to camping, cabin and yurt rental fees for stays beginning in January 2013. Idahoans can avoid this fee by purchasing the new Idaho State Parks Passport. Out of state visitors can avoid this fee by purchasing an MVEF Annual sticker. Details on each savings option are outlined below.
Savings Options for Idahoans:
The Idaho State Parks Passport for Idahoans
The Idaho State Parks Passport is a new $10 annual sticker for Idahoans that will be available for purchase beginning October 1, 2012, at the time you register your recreational vehicle (RV) or passenger vehicle, online, by mail-in renewal or at any county DMV office. The Idaho State Parks Passport is valid for either one or two years, and will expire concurrently with your vehicle registration. The Passport will save you the MVEF fee of $5 per day.
Note: If you’ve already purchased your vehicle registration for this year, you can purchase an Idaho State Parks Passport by visiting your county DMV office. ** Please bring the license plate number into the DMV office for the vehicle you intend to purchase the Passport for, at the time of transaction.**
Savings Options for Out-of-State Visitors:
The Annual Motor Vehicle Entrance Fee (MVEF) Sticker for Out-of-State Guests
The current $40 MVEF annual sticker will continue to be available to out-of-state guests at all Idaho State Parks, online at: www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov, or by calling toll-free 1(800)247-6332, after October 1, 2012. The Annual MVEF sticker provides a bigger benefit than ever before, saving you the $5 MVEF per day.
The sale of the Idaho State Parks Passport and MVEF Annual Sticker supports the ongoing operation of State Parks in Idaho, providing continuing access to Idaho’s special public places for generations to come. Visit www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov for additional details.