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Trump Administration Proposes Raising Shenandoah Entrance Fee to $70 - Source Washingtonian

Posted on Oct 25,2017
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Source Washingtonian


Entrance fees during the busiest months at Shenandoah National Park would more than double under a National Park Service proposal issued Thursday. Under the proposed fee change, entries for cars would jump from $25 to $70 between June 1 and October 31. Rates for motorcyclists would go from $20 to $50, while fees paid by individual visitors who hike or bike into the park—or arrive on tour buses—would jump from $10 to $30.

The proposed fee increases would only affect Shenandoah’s “peak season,” which NPS defines as the park’s busiest five-month period for visitors. Sixteen other NPS sites around the country would see similar price jumps during their biggest months, including the Grand Canyon, Glacier, Joshua Tree, Yosemite, and Yellowstone. The National Park Service recorded 331 million visits in 2016, including more than 1.4 million at Shenandoah.

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