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Moorage rates increasing as much as 25 percent at Washington State Parks

Moorage rates will increase by as much as 25 percent in 2015 at Washington State Parks, the agency announced earlier this week.

The first increase since 2012 is the result of an effort to offset the loss of tax support, park officials said in a prepared statement. “Even with the 2015 fee increases, the program will need greater long-term financial support,” read the statement.

The new stationary float daily fee is 70 cents per foot, up from 60 cents per foot. The nightly buoy fee will be $15, up from $12. And an annual moorage pass increases to $5 per foot, up from $4 per foot.

The new prices take effect Jan. 1.

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