National Parks Plan Fee Increases

Grand CountySALT LAKE CITY — Several of Utah’s national parks are contemplating fee increases for camping, scenic drives or backcountry access as part of a nationwide proposal to help pay for overdue repairs and upgrades.At Arches National Park, fee hikes under consideration include a per-vehicle increase from $10 to $25.  At Zion National Park, for example, the extra revenue would help the park address operational needs for the aging shuttle service, which was implemented 15 years ago and is showing signs of wear and tear. Under a new proposed fee schedule, park entry at Zion would jump from $25 to $30 a car for visits from one to seven days, a similar motorcycle admission fee would increase from $12 per person to $25 per motorcycle, and fees for individuals on foot or bicycle would increase from $12 per person to $15 per person. Camping fees and backcountry wilderness permits would increase as well.


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