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85.052 USES OF STATE PARKS; FEES.
    Subdivision 1. Authority to establish. (a) The commissioner may establish, by written
order, provisions for the use of state parks for the following:
(1) special parking space for automobiles or other motor-driven vehicles in a state park or
state recreation area;
(2) special parking spurs, campgrounds for automobiles, sites for tent camping, and special
auto trailer coach parking spaces, for the use of the individual charged for the space;
(3) improvement and maintenance of golf courses already established in state parks, and
charging reasonable use fees; and
(4) providing water, sewer, and electric service to trailer or tent campsites and charging
a reasonable use fee.
(b) Provisions established under paragraph (a) are exempt from section 16A.1283 and the
rulemaking provisions of chapter 14. Section 14.386 does not apply.
    Subd. 2. State park pageants. (a) The commissioner may stage state park pageants in a state
park, municipal park, or on other land near or adjoining a state park and charge an entrance or use
fee for the pageant. All receipts from the pageants must be used in the same manner as though
the pageants were conducted in a state park.
(b) The commissioner may establish, by written order, state park pageant areas to hold
historical or other pageants conducted by the commissioner of a state agency or other public
agency. Establishment of the areas is exempt from the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14
and section 14.386 does not apply.
    Subd. 3. Fee for certain parking and campsite use. (a) An individual using spaces in
state parks under subdivision 1, clause (2), shall be charged daily rates determined and set by
the commissioner in a manner and amount consistent with the type of facility provided for the
accommodation of guests in a particular park and with similar facilities offered for tourist
camping and similar use in the area.
(b) The fee for special parking spurs, campgrounds for automobiles, sites for tent camping,
and special auto trailer coach parking spaces is one-half of the fee set in paragraph (a) on Sunday
through Thursday of each week for a physically disabled person:
(1) with a motor vehicle that has disability plates issued under section 168.021, subdivision
1
; or
(2) who possesses a certificate issued under section 169.345.
    Subd. 4. Deposit of fees. (a) Fees paid for providing contracted products and services within
a state park, state recreation area, or wayside, and for special state park uses under this section
shall be deposited in the natural resources fund and credited to a state parks account.
(b) Gross receipts derived from sales, rentals, or leases of natural resources within state
parks, recreation areas, and waysides, other than those on trust fund lands, must be deposited in
the state treasury and credited to the general fund.
(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), the gross receipts from the sale of stockpile materials,
aggregate, or other earth materials from the Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area
shall be deposited in the dedicated accounts in the natural resources fund from which the purchase
of the stockpile material was made.
    Subd. 5. Establishing fees. Except as otherwise specified in law, and notwithstanding
sections 16A.1283 and 16A.1285, subdivision 2, the commissioner shall, by written order,
establish fees providing for the use of state parks and state recreation areas. The fees are not
subject to the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14 and section 14.386 does not apply.
    Subd. 6. State park reservation system. The commissioner may, by written order, develop
reasonable reservation policies for campsites and other lodging. These policies are exempt from
rulemaking provisions under chapter 14 and section 14.386 does not apply.
History: 1987 c 253 s 1; 1989 c 335 art 4 s 106; 1Sp2001 c 2 s 86; 2003 c 128 art 1 s 43;
2004 c 221 s 16-19; 2004 c 255 s 14; 2005 c 64 s 1; 2006 c 281 art 3 s 3

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