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National Parks to Raise Fees by $5 this Summer

Public outcry pushed the NPS from its original proposal to charge $70 admission at the 17 most popular parks.

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This week, the National Park Service announced it was raising entrance fees by $5 at all parks that charge admission, with the highest fees coming to $35 at the most popular parks (including Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Rocky Mountain National Parks). The NPS had originally proposed jacking admission prices up to $70 at 17 marquee parks, but a largely negative public response shut the measure down. The increase takes effect June 1.