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DNR: Michigan Recreation Passports Selling Like Hot Cakes

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DETROIT (WWJ) – The Michigan DNR says the sales of the recreation passport have exceeded its goals. WWJ’s Rob Sanford reports you still have another summer to pick one up with no penalty.

The law that created the $10 passport to replace the old vehicle stickers also eliminates daily and annual passes. Good for a year, the passport grants access to all 98 state parks and recreation areas, plus boat launches. Under the old system, park visitors were charged $6 per day or $24 for an annual pass.

The Department had originally planned to add a $5 fee for next summer and a $10 fee the following summer, but officials decided to push those back one more year. Read more, here.

The delay will allow time to resolve some of the unintended consequences of the new parks entry system. One of the issues is how to handle the fee for school buses.

You can pick up a passport at a state park, recreation area or harbor in Michigan. For more information, visit www.michigan.gov/dnr.

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