Coalition: NPS Should Raise Park Entry Fees

May 30, 2013 by   - () Comments Off on Coalition: NPS Should Raise Park Entry Fees

A coalition led by the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and the National Park Hospitality Association (NPHA) is asking National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis to increase entrance fees in parks that now charge them, and to expand such fees into parks that don’t have them, National Parks Traveler reported.

Doing so, they argue, would provide the National Park Service with greater revenues as the agency moves into its second century beginning in 2016.

In a letter sent to the director earlier this month, the groups urge Director Jarvis to implement proposals outlined earlier this year at a conference they organized in Washington.

Also supporting the call for higher fees are the American Hiking Society, the American Recreation Coalition (ARC), the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the National Tour Association, the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), the Southeast Tourism Society and the Western States Tourism Policy Council.

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