Interior Department Not So Sure About Hiking National Park Fees Anymore

Interior Department Not So Sure About Hiking National Park Fees Anymore

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Interior Department Not So Sure About Hiking National Park Fees Anymore

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A recent report from the Washington Post indicates that the supposed fee hikes coming soon to our nation’s national parks may not be happening after all.

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According to Newsy, some of these proposed fee hikes would have amounted to 100-200% increases at many of the most popular national parks such as Yosemite, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon. Some smaller increases are still expected across some of the park pass offerings.

National Park Service deferred maintenance increased by $275 million (about 2.5 percent), reaching $11.6 billion at the end of fiscal year 2017. 

The secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ryan Zinke hoped the increases might help address the ever-growing backlog of deferred maintenance costs that the National Park Service has been trying to address for the past decade. The backlog amounted to some 11.6 billion dollars when last recorded in September of 2017.

Find the entire Newsy article here: Interior Reportedly Won’t Drastically Increase National Park Fees

 

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