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Fort Pickens Campground

Campers of all ages enjoy Fort Pickens Campground.
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Camping fees at Gulf Islands National Seashore’s Fort Pickens campground will increase from $20 to $26 on Friday (May 17) to adjust for increasing operational costs and to be compatible with other similar campgrounds in the area. Fees also will increase from $16 to $22 at the seashore’s Davis Bayou campground in Mississippi, the Pensacola News Journal reported.

Traditionally fee rates are reviewed about every seven to eight years.

The seashore put off the rate hikes while dealing with the aftermath of 2004-05 hurricanes Ivan and Katrina, during which time the Fort Pickens Road and campground were closed until spring of 2009.

The new rates will make the seashore camping fees comparable with state park facilities that are similarly situated and have comparable facilities, said Dan Brown, seashore superintendent.

The camping fees at both campgrounds include electric and water hookups.

Prior reservations made at the old price will be honored.

Campers 62 years old or older with Senior passes or those with Access passes for disabilities receive a 50% discount.

The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act allows the seashore to retain 80% of the camping and entrance fees to help repair, improve or replace visitor facilities.

The Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation has announced SummerSun, a new campground program at state park campgrounds throughout Delaware.

Campers who stay for a minimum of two weekday nights will receive coupons for a free two-hour boat rental at select state parks, and either free entrance to the Killens Pond Water Park or ferry tickets to Fort Delaware State Park, according to a news release.

The promotion applies to stays Monday through Thursday at Trap Pond in Laurel, Killens Pond in Felton or Lums Pond in Bear. All of the campgrounds provide drinking water outlets, modern shower and sanitary facilities and sewage dumping stations. Campsites are equipped with a picnic table and may include a fire ring. Many have electric and water hookups.

The campgrounds also offer family programs for campers. More information about SummerSun is available at: www.destateparks.com/camping.

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