The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Board is raising the daily parking fee at state parks from $3 to $5 per vehicle. The annual pass will increase from $30 to $50, effective May 20, according to a DNR news release.
This includes FDR state park near Pine Mountain.
Discounts are available for seniors age 62 and older, active duty military and veterans. ParkPass was introduced in 1992. This is the second increase in the 17-year existence of the program.
Revenue generated from parking fees is used for maintenance and repair projects at Georgia’s 63 state parks and historic sites. Annually, ParkPass fees currently generate about $3 million in revenue. With the fee increase, expected annual revenue will be about $4.25 million, according to the release.