If you are one of those who visit or launch a boat at State Parks like Lucky Peak, Cascade, Bruneau Dunes, or any one of 30 state parks, a new check off box on your vehicle registration will allow you to get an annual pass for a mere $10 extra. The program starts October 1.
Parks officials are hoping the new program, borrowed from other states like Michigan, will encourage residents to support their parks. Currently you have to either purchase an annual $40 pass or pay a daily $5 fee to enter or launch a boat. Two visits and you recover the investment.
Passes go on sale October 1 with new license plates and will be in the form of a sticker that goes on the windshield of your vehicle–one vehicle per sticker. It will take a few months for the renewal registrations and the annual passes to get into synch, but even in a worse case scenario the most you can spend is $20. The passes will expire along with vehicle registration.
IDAHO PARKS has a list of FAQs and details of the program.
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