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State park visitors again will need pass starting Monday

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Michigan state parks will resume collecting admission fees Monday after a three-month break because of the coronavirus.

The recreation passport costs $12 when renewing a license plate registration through the secretary of state or $17 at park entrances.

The cost is lower for motorcycles. The pass is valid for one year or until the current vehicle registration expires.

The pass allows people to visit more than 100 state parks and recreation areas.

Visitors from outside Michigan can purchase the annual pass online or at state parks for $34 or pay $9 a day.

The Department of Natural Resources suspended the pass requirement in March to reduce personal contact between park staff and visitors and to encourage people to enjoy the outdoors during the pandemic.

Camping, overnight lodging facilities and day-use shelters in state parks also reopen Monday.