Can a township start charging people to camp on Crown land?
If a township entered into a joint program with the Crown Land Stewardship Program to ensure that that land is maintained, they are allowed to charge people to camp. Funds are raised through road-access fees and camping fees. The money is for road maintenance, area patrols, and cleaning campsites.
Campers are allowed to buy permits only for designated sites, but if you see sneaky folks setting up in areas that are off-limits, or if you know they’re camping without a permit, report it to the township office. The campers will be asked to move to and pay for a proper site, and could be fined by the bylaw officer if they don’t comply.