|Above, a view of Crater Lake's Wizard Island. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
As with other national parks, entrance fees at Crater Lake National Park will be going up to deal with the backlog of maintenance and improvements that have climbed to $11 billion over the years.
According to KQEN:
Crater Lake National Park will modify its entrance fee in less than a month.
Marsha McCabe from the National Parks Service says the changes will provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance the experience of visitors coming to the park. McCabe says the park fees will be increased incrementally.
Starting May 13th the entrance fee to the park will be $25 per vehicle and $20 per motorcycle. An annual park pass will cost $50.
In January of next year, the fees will go up again. Then they will be $30 for vehicles, $25 for motorcycles, with an annual pass going to $55. McCabe says all of the money received remains with the National Park Service.
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