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State parks receive $88 million for improvements
So far the focus includes upgrading electric, bathhouses and shower facilities
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES
and KELSEY LEYVA


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Jo Ingles
 
Ohio is one of only seven states that charge no entrance fees for its state parks.
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Ohio’s state parks will be soon be revamped with $88 million in state funds. Eileen Corson with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources says it is looking for public input, but already has a plan for what the money will go towards.

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“We are looking at our water facilities but we are also looking at renovating our lodges, modernizing our campgrounds. So, for example, a lot of the larger R.V.’s now need a pull through campsite so we will be expanding some of our campsites to accommodate some of those larger R.V.’s as well as upgrading electrics, bathhouses and shower facilities.”

Corson says Ohioans can go to ODNR’s website to vote on the improvements they’d like to see at the 74 state parks throughout Ohio.

Ohio is one of only seven states in the nation that has no sort of entrance fee for its state parks.
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