National Park Fees going up

Posted by: Jim M

National Park Fees going up - 10/25/17 11:48 PM

I just heard the National Park Fees for Rainier and Olympic N.P. are going up to $70 per car. Hiking and camping in the national parks used to be something even families with limited incomes could enjoy. In that sense I think it is a recessive tax and for that I am against it. When I was a boy scout we had a lot of fun camping with inexpensive old army surplus gear. I wouldn't have been able to afford it if I it costs what it does now then.
Posted by: troutstalker

Re: National Park Fees going up - 06/03/18 01:48 PM

Too bad about the prices rising for sure
Posted by: Lonerock

Re: National Park Fees going up - 06/03/18 08:11 PM

The park service changed their mind about the $70 fee and decided to change it instead from $25 to $30 per vehicle and $50 to $55 for an annual pass. I would guess that the protest over the huge proposed increase convinced them to change their minds.

I too hate the idea of some families being unable to afford a trip to a national park. It shouldn't become the "sport of kings".