Rates for campsites with electricity are being raised in Missouri state parks in an effort to meet campers’ requests for more electric sites and locations with higher amperage, parks officials announced Friday. For arrivals beginning May 1, campers will see a $2 per night increase for all on-season campsites with electricity. Basic campsite rates will remain at $13 per night, and off-season rates will remain the same. On-season is generally April through October, but varies around the state parks. According to parks officials, this is the first rate increase Missouri State Parks has implemented since 2013. “The rate increase will help fund various electrification projects, including upgrading electrical service to 50 amp, and repairing and replacing electrical systems,” said Ben Ellis, director of MoDNR’s Division of State Parks. “We want to address the power issues that have resulted in closure of some campsites and better meet our customers’ needs.” For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.