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Archive for Thursday, November 7, 1996

COUNTY OKS LAKE FEES

November 7, 1996

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New rules and a revised fee schedule are designed to make Lone Star Lake more attractive for family use and less amenable to partiers.

On Wednesday, Douglas County commissioners agreed to set overnight quiet hours for campers and to close the park to campers in the off-season. People will not be allowed to sleep in cars, a 14-day limit will be in effect for camping, and just two tents and four campers will be allowed on each campsite.

For boaters, a no-wake policy will control speeds for the entire lake outside the designated ski area.

Included in fee changes is an increase in overnight camping fees from $3 to $5. For campsites with electrical hookups, the charge is $10, up from $7.50.

Other examples of fee changes include a hike from $3 to $10 in the annual fishing permit fee for Douglas County residents. That is the rate nonresidents previously paid. However, the boat permit fee for county residents is now $5, down from $10.

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