Increasing entrance fees--National Park Service
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Increasing entrance fees--National Park Service report to the Congress by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • United States. National Park Service.,
  • National parks and reserves -- Fees -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesEntrance fees--National Park Service.
Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
LC ClassificationsSB482 .A3 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 51 p. ;
Number of Pages51
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3142037M
LC Control Number82602787

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: United States. General Accounting Office. Increasing entrance fees--National Park Service. Washington, D.C.: U.S. General. A complete list of increases by park can be found on the Park Service website. Parks that do not currently charge entrance fees will remain free. Q: How many parks currently charge entrance fees? Currently, of the national park sites collect entrance fees. Q: Will the cost of .   Increasing the weekly car pass at Yosemite National Park in California from $20 to $25 or $30, depending on the season. Left: View of Grand Canyon .   Fees at 17 popular national parks may soon be rising sharply. On Oct. 24, the National Park Service announced a proposal to begin charging higher peak-season fees for Author: Jessica Colley Clarke.

Publishing History This is a chart to show the publishing history of editions of works about this subject. Along the X axis is time, and on the y axis is the count of editions published. In fact, for the National Park Service’s th birthday in , there was a nearly 8% increase in visitors to all national parks. That extra traffic can be clearly be seen on trails and roads, in parking lots and visitor centers, and in hotels, campgrounds and RV parks. Entrance fees are due to Author: Christina Nellemann. The User Fee Program has not worked well in the past because NPS personnel have not seen any benefits to the Park Service from the fees and often have viewed a fee program as a liability. 3. With proper development, a User Fee Program can move the NPS in the direction of self-sufficiency and substantially, or entirely, free the Park System from.   In a press release this week, the National Park Service has proposed a peak season fee increase at 17 popular parks across the country, including Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks.. The steep increases are being proposed to help address growing backlog of maintenance across the parks. The deadline for public comment on the proposal is Dec. 22 (extended from the original Nov. .

  After being rebuffed, the Park Service will now increase fees by $5 per vehicle for national park sites beginning on June 1, However, the service notes that two-thirds of parks will. Having worked for the National Park Service for more than 30 years on maintenance and capital improvement projects, I conceptually agree with the notion of raising national park entrance fees. One study from found that 32% of Americans had visited a National Park Service unit in the last 2 years (Ostergren et al., ). GRCA was the second most visited NPS unit in with   Of those that do charge an entrance fee, there is usually a fee per car and or a fee per individual entering the National Park. The following is a list of all the parks in the National Parks system that usually charge a fee to gain entrance to the park.