Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Glacier National Park To Increase Fees

Starting this fall, Glacier National Park will increase entrance fees and some campground fees. These fees are consistent with other large national parks.

The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) is the legislation that allows the park to collect entrance and camping fees, and retain 80 percent of the collected revenue. The remaining 20 percent is distributed throughout the National Park System. Basic park operations are funded by direct appropriations from Congress.

Starting November 1, 2015, Glacier National Park will increase entrance fees and some frontcountry campsite fees. These fees reflect input from the civic engagement process Glacier National Park implemented in November 2014 following a nationwide National Park Service review of fees.

It is anticipated that these fee changes could potentially generate approximately an additional $500,000 annually for Glacier National Park, depending on the number and type of entrance passes and camping permits sold.The funds generated by fees are used for projects that enhance visitor services and facilities, including interpretive programs at campgrounds, the backcountry campsite reservation program, repair and restoration of trails, restoration of wildlife habitat, improvement and replacement of restroom facilities, preservation and maintenance of roads, and shuttle bus operation and maintenance.

Beginning next May, the 7-day pass for vehicles will rise from $25 to $30. One night camping fees for the Many Glacier Campground will increase from $20 to $23. Backcountry camping fees will also increase, from $5 to $7 per person, per night. For a list of all fee increases, please click here.



Jeff
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