Sunday, March 12, 2023

State Senate approves bill to remove state park entry fees

Bill to remove state park entry fees approved by full Senate

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 10th) – Senate Bill 637 was approved by the Senate on Wednesday. Burns’ bill eliminates state park entry fees with the exception of motor homes and travel trailers. The fees are not to exceed $8.

“We have dozens of state parks across the state with various geographic characteristics and amenities,” Burns said. “Oklahoma’s state parks are well worth visiting and offer something for everyone. I hope that more people will take advantage of the free entry and visit parks across the state.”

If the measure becomes law, the new entry fees would take effect Nov. 1 of this year. The fees collected for motor homes or travel trailers will be used to fund the park where they are collected.

“$8 is a great rate for parking a motor home or travel trailer,” Burns said. “I look forward to more Oklahomans and guests traveling through taking in our scenic state park views and utilizing the provided facilities as a result of this measure.”

Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, will serve as the principal House author for SB 637. The House of Representatives can now consider this measure.


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