Senator Steve Daines is upset because the National Park Service announced it is considering raising the entrance fees during peak season for 17 National Parks, including Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park in Montana.
The proposal, would change the fee from $30 to $70 per vehicle. The price per person would go from $15 to $30.
The current public comment period will end on November 23, 2017.
“Glacier and Yellowstone National Park – are national treasures that belong to Montanans and Americans across the country” said Daines. “Fee increases of this magnitude could prohibit families from enjoying the great outdoors and need to be considered carefully. Their voices must be heard and our National Parks must remain accessible to all Americans.”
Daines is Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks and has sent a letter to the Acting Director of the National Park Service, Mike Reynolds, asking for an extension of the public comment period for fee increases at 17 National Parks.