DNR seeking public comment for proposed rules for state parks and recreation areas
DNR news release
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently seeking public comment for the proposed rule making to implement Senate File 2389, passed by the Iowa Legislature in April 2018, allowing the DNR to establish rental fees at state parks and recreation areas.
This change eliminates the need for the DNR to go through rule making under the authority of the Natural Resource Commission to establish, change and manage fees for camping, the use of rental facilities and other special privileges in state parks and recreation areas.
As part of the legislation, the DNR is required to establish and adopt rules for the purpose of setting forth the methodology to be used in establishing fees. To obtain a copy of the rule making documents, visit the Iowa DNR’s website at www.iowadnr.gov/parks
The DNR is conducting six public hearings where the public may present their views verbally or in writing. All of the public hearings will be held on Feb. 7, 2019 from noon to 2 p.m. at the following locations:
Wallace State Office Building Fourth Floor Conference Room
502 East Ninth Street
Clear Lake State Park Office 2730 South Lakeview Drive
Cold Springs District Office Conference Room
57744 Lewis Road
Lake Darling State Park Lake Darling Lodge
111 Lake Darling
Delaware County Conservation Board Conference Room
2379 Jefferson Road
Lewis & Clark State Park Lewis & Clark Visitor Center Banquet Room