Yellowstone National Park is extending the length of time the public can comment on a proposal to increase the park’s entrance fees and institute a backcountry overnight permit fee.
In response to public requests, the park will also open up the opportunity for interested individuals to submit comments online.
Yellowstone is proposing several changes to park entrance fees, which have remained the same since 2006. The park is proposing to offer a 3-day Yellowstone only pass for $30. A 7-day pass good for both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks would be available for $50. An annual pass to Yellowstone only will be $60.
Additionally, the park is proposing to institute a fee for overnight backcountry permits to help recover costs associated with operating the park’s backcountry program.
The park recently held public open houses in Cody, Jackson, and Bozeman help individuals learn more about the proposed fee changes.
The public comment period has now been extended to midnight MST on December 20, 2014.
More information on the fee proposals and an electronic form to submit comments on the proposal are available on the National Park Service’s Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website.
Comments may also be hand-delivered during normal business hours to the mailroom in the park’s Administration Building in Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming, or mailed to: Management Assistant Office, Attn: Entrance Fee Proposal, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY, 82190.
Comments will not be accepted by fax, e-mail, or in any other way than those specified above.