|Above, the Grand Canyon, one of the national parks to raise its fees. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
As we are fast approaching the summer vacation season, the announcement that the National Park Service is raising fees at some national parks is not particularly welcome to visitors on limited budgets.
According to Fox News:
Be prepared to pay a bit more if you're headed to some national parks and recreation areas this summer.
After a six-year moratorium, the federal government is increasing the price of admission at some of its public lands and raising the fees charged for camping, boating, cave tours and other activities. The National Park Service says the money expected to be raised is just a fraction of the $11.5 billion needed to repair and maintain roads, trails and park buildings.To read more, go here.