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Entrance and user fees within the National Park System

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Parks, Recreation, and Renewable Resources.

Entrance and user fees within the National Park System

hearing before the Subcommittee on Parks, Recreation, and Renewable Resources of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, first session ... March 5, 1979.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Parks, Recreation, and Renewable Resources.

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • National parks and reserves -- United States -- Fees.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesSerial - Senate, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources ; no. 96-11
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 54 p. ;
    Number of Pages54
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17797853M

    In an eyebrow-raising move, the National Park Service has greatly slashed the number of entrance-free days for , offering the public just four days to enter parks without paying a fee to do so. During the Park Service's centennial year of , there were 16 such days, while this year there were 10 days.   The annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2, federal recreation areas, including all .

      The National Park Service is considering a steep increase in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, mostly in the American west, to address .   The Federal Lands Recreation and Enhancement Act (FLREA) allows 80 percent of a given park’s user-fee revenues to be retained and spent within that park without further appropriation. In , national parks generated approximately $ million in fee revenues collected under FLREA.

    Effective Jan. 1, , the entrance fees to the park will be $10 per person, ages 16 and older, for a seven day visit. An annual park pass will be $ All revenue received from entrance fees.   A full fee schedule for motorcycles, bicyclists and pedestrians can be found on the park’s website. The entrance fee waiver for the fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for.


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Entrance and user fees within the National Park System by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Parks, Recreation, and Renewable Resources. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The committee report estimated entrance and user fee receipts averaging about $65 million a year over the first ten years if the interagency permit were priced at only $5. Six committee members maintained opposition to both entrance and user fees: "Since the Northwest Ordinance of ," they stated in.

Visitor Fees in the National Park System: A Legislative and Administrative History Preface The national parklands are not free. They represent major financial investments by the Federal Government.

The older parks were established on the public domain or donated lands, but they still required and continue to need expensive development. reasonable single-visit admission fees; Golden Eagle Passports which cost $10 annually and allow admission to any park by the purchaser and those accompanying him or her in a single, private noncommercial vehicle; Golden Age Passports which allow free entrance privileges and use fee discounts to persons over 62.

Entrance Fees by Park. The list below shows changes to entrance fees charged at the fee-charging national parks through January 1, The changes, which come in response to public comments on a fee proposal released in Octoberwill modestly increase entrance fees to raise additional revenue to address the $ billion in deferred.

The draft bill would increase the $10 ceiling on the Golden Eagle Passport, make entrance and user fee receipts available to the collecting agency for authorized outdoor recreation functions without further appropriation, make VTS fees available without appropriation for VTS establishment and enhancement only, and repeal inconsistent provisions of existing law, including the general entrance fee freeze and the several park-specific fee.

The report contained some valuable statistics on the contemporary status and sources of fee revenue in the Park System. Inentrance and/or user fees had been levied at units of the System (less than half the total) and had yielded $ million: $9 million (53%) from entrance fees, $ million (38%) from user fees.

"The committee adopted this amendment in response to an Administration proposal to increase entrance and user fees at National Park System units in fiscal year by some 74 percent over fiscal year levels," its report stated. The report went on to criticize the Service's justification of the proposal at the subcommittee hearing.

Entrance and user fees within the National Park System: hearing before the Subcommittee on Parks, Recreation, and Renewable Resources of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, first session, on the proposal to increase entrance and user fees within the national park system, March 5, Although some pains were taken to define them as permits for the use of park roads and thus "user fees," the original automobile permits were de facto entrance fees for all coming to the parks by car--originally a minority, but soon the great majority.

The National Park System Fee Dedication and Park Improvement. National Park Service: History of Visitor Fees current Republican administrations to increase entrance and user fees, in effect reducing the extent to which the general taxpayer subsidizes the National Park Service: History of Visitor Fees.

MENU Contents Preface. Fewer than half of the national park sites charge entrance or recreation fees. Those that do retain 80% of the money they collect for the explicit purpose of improving visitor experiences at that national park, and the remaining 20% is distributed to parks that collect little or no fees at all.

Georgia. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area entrance fee: $3 per adult Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park entrance fee: No entrance fee. Point Park at Lookout Mountain Battlefield: $3 per adult Cumberland Island National Seashore entrance fee: Entrance fee is $4 per adult.

Congress's inability to deal with the nearly $12 billion maintenance backlog in the National Park System is leading some parks to increase fees to help deal with their respective maintenance issues.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is one of the latest parks to increase fees, in part to address infrastructure needs. Get this from a library. Entrance and user fees within the National Park System: hearing before the Subcommittee on Parks, Recreation, and Renewable Resources of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, first session March 5, [United States.

Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Bryce Canyon National Park normally charges $35 per car/person upon entrance. The entrance fee waiver for the fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.

For the rest of the year. The Trump administration has backed off its original plan to impose steep entrance fee increases at 17 national parks during peak visiting season, opting for more moderate increases at all the park sites that collect fees. Here’s what the plan will cost visitors and where those fees will go.

The price of a national park fee hike The proposed increase in entrance fees reignites old questions about who should fund the West’s open spaces. Krista Langlois Dec. 14. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's plan to turn to surge-pricing at 17 national parks in a move to try to eat away at the National Park System's $ billion maintenance backlog apparently has gone up in smoke following widespread opposition.

The National Park Service says, "The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or.

Entrance and user fees within the National Park System [microform]: hearing before the Subcommittee on Parks, Recreation, and Renewable Resources of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, first session.

InCongress passed legislation enabling the National Park Service to keep a portion of the fees collected in parks. Today, the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) authorizes the agency to retain all park fees within the National Park Service.

[15]. National Park entrance fees will increase, but only by $5 to $10 The National Park entrance fee increases are much less severe than what was .Only about a third of the plus properties within the National Park Service system charge an entrance fee.

Even in those places that do charge a fee, many visitors are exempted. For example.