Crater Lake National Park proposing increase for entrance fees

Crater Lake National Park - Photo by Tristan Fortsch on January 16, 2018.

Crater Lake National Park officials are proposing increases for entrance fees.

Currently, the single-vehicle entrance fee for a 7-day pass is $15. It would change to $25.

The park's annual pass would increase from $30 to $50. The motorcycle entrance rate of $10 per person and $10 per individual would change to $12 per individual and $20 per motorcycle. Current fees have been in place since 2015.

More than 750,000 people visited the park in 2016, and contributed $65.3 million to the local economy.

The changes would begin May 1, 2018, and they wouldn't affect users who have America the Beautiful Passes.

“We are committed to keeping the park affordable but we also want to provide visitors with the best possible experience,” said Crater Lake National Park Superintendent Craig Ackerman. “The money from entrance fees is used to support deferred maintenance and a variety of projects that directly benefit park visitors.”

The revenue would go to repair and maintenance of park facilities, as well as additional park programs and restoration of service buildings.

If you'd like to comment on the increase, you can do so online through March 25.

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