We may soon have to pay $70 to visit national parks

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  1. Rivercard

    Rivercard Too much good stuff

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    Wow, are you ready for a whopping 133% price increase to see the Grand Canyon? Whatever happened to the casual 10% bump? So now even the outdoors will soon only be for rich people, ain't that somethin'.

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    http://www.cnn.com/travel/article/national-park-service-fee-proposal/index.html

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    The National Park Service proposes more than doubling the entrance fees at 17 popular national parks, including Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Yellowstone, to help pay for infrastructure improvements.
    Under the agency's proposal, the entrance fee for a private vehicle would jump to $70 during peak season, from its current rate of $25 to $30. The cost for a motorcycle entering the park could increase to $50, from the current fee of $15 to $25. The cost for people entering the park on foot or on bike could go to $30, up from the current rate of $10 to $15.

    The cost of the annual pass, which permits entrance into all federal lands and parks, would remain at $80.
    The proposal would affect the following 17 national parks during the 2018 peak season:
    • Arches
    • Bryce Canyon
    • Canyonlands
    • Denali
    • Glacier
    • Grand Canyon
    • Grand Teton
    • Olympic
    • Sequoia & Kings Canyon
    • Yellowstone
    • Yosemite
    • Zion
    • Acadia
    • Mount Rainier
    • Rocky Mountain
    • Shenandoah
    • Joshua Tree
     
  2. Dback Jon

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    This is step two in getting Parks privatized
    Step one was cutting the budgets.

    A fee increase during summer is warranted, but not to this extent.


    The GOP hates public land.
     
  3. Kel Varnsen

    Kel Varnsen Moderator Contributor

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    Drilling permits are probably cheaper. Just get one of those.
     
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    looks like the annual pass would be the way to go.
     
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    Zing go the strings! :lol:
     
  6. Brian in Mesa

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    No change for us. Just get the national parks pass. Better economically if you plan on visiting multiple parks anyway.
     
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    Southpaw Provocateur aka Wallyburger Contributor

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    6 months agp I applied for and received 4 annual free passes to every Canadian National Park. Makes for some exciting motorsickle trips. 1 pass for any and every park admission.
     
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