Given the interest on National Park fees in the blog since our presentation last week, I thought I would provide a few additional updates that I’ve noticed in the news over the past week regarding fees at sites managed by the National Park Service.
-It was recently announced that some military parks would increase their fees from $7 to $10 per person in 2020: http://nooga.com/215930/national-park-services-plans-increase-in-park-fees-starting-in-2020/
-Fees at the James A. Garfield Historic Site will also be increased from $7 to $10: http://www.news-herald.com/article/HR/20180422/NEWS/180429825
-The Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland will double its entrance fees from $5 to $10: https://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2018/04/24/assateague-island-national-seashore-per-person-entrance-fees-double/543743002/
-Finally, there currently is a public comment period regarding Oregon Cave National Monument and Preserve regarding visitor experience and potential changes that will take place at the park. Here is a link to an article with more, and the article also contains a link to the public comment webpage if you are interested in seeing what that process looks like or providing a comment yourself: https://kobi5.com/news/the-national-park-service-seeking-input-from-the-public-75942/