Camping Fees Go Up in Colorado Parks

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Credit Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Camping fees for Colorado Parks and Wildlife are going up to help keep up with rising maintenance and utility costs. 

The fee increase will be anywhere from $2-$10 a night depending on the campsite, with the exception of primitive campsites that don't have electrical outlets or restrooms nearby.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Manda Walters says even with the added cost, she doesn't see visitor numbers dropping.

"Many of our parks have a six month waiting list," says Walters. "So some people actually plan around, when is Memorial Day, and they look six months before that so they can get in on some of those prime campsites."

This is the first time the department has increased camping fees since 2010. They start November 1, but reservations that have already been made won't be affected.