California state park fees to rise next week

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It will cost more to visit many California parks starting Monday.

Day-use parking fees will increase by $2 to $5, depending on the park, and camping fees will rise by $10 to $21 a night, according to state parks Director Ruth Coleman. “In these dire economic times, we can no longer afford to keep our fees at their current levels,” Coleman said. “The people of California understand that by charging more, we will be able to keep more parks open and preserved.’

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-- Patrick McGreevy in Sacramento