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Big Bend in the News => National Park News => Topic started by: jeffblaylock on May 03, 2018, 12:02:55 PM

Title: Entrance Fees Going Up
Post by: jeffblaylock on May 03, 2018, 12:02:55 PM
Starting June 1, entrance fees for Big Bend will rise to $30 per vehicle (up from $25) and $25 per motorcycle (up from $20).

https://www.nps.gov/bibe/learn/news/big-bend-national-park-changes-entrance-fee-to-address-infrastructure-needs-improve-visitor-experience.htm

"Revenue generated from park entrance fees is used for a variety of projects that result in a quality experience for all visitors," stated David Larson, Acting Superintendent. "For example, fee dollars are being used to replace roofs on the historic Chisos Basin stone cottages originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. A future project entails replacing the 70-year-old water line to the Chisos Basin."
Title: Re: Entrance Fees Going Up
Post by: elhombre on May 03, 2018, 12:42:49 PM
I talked with a paid guide at Phanton Ranch in the Grand Canyon, and she told me that the annual pass money ($80) does NOT stay in the park like the normal entrance fee.  She was "sure" the entire annual pass money goes to NPS central only.  Anyone know about this?

Seeing how the price is going up, and if you stay for more than 7 days, you are suppose to cough up another entrance fee.  The annual $80 pass is the economical choice.  Does this screw the park out of all income?
Title: Re: Entrance Fees Going Up
Post by: badknees on May 03, 2018, 01:01:32 PM
Seeing how the price is going up, and if you stay for more than 7 days, you are suppose to cough up another entrance fee. 

Yep! Even when you have an annual pass, you have to get a new "window sticker",

According to:   JURADO, JENNETTE       DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR   BIG BEND NATL PARK   PARK RANGER   2017

" All of the money received from entrance fees remains with the National Park Service, with at least 80 percent of the revenue going to Big Bend National Park."