Under proposal, Crater Lake entry fees would double
December 22, 2006
CRATER LAKE, Ore. (AP) — Heading to Oregon’s only national park could get a lot more expensive, if proposed fee increased are approved.
Under the proposal from the Federal Lands Recreation Enactment Act, entrance fees at Crater Lake would double from $10 to $20 in January 2008.
The increase is part of a nationwide hike of park entrance fees.
Public comments on the proposed increases at both Crater Lake and Lava Beds will be taken Jan. 1 through March 31.
Crater Lake superintendent Chuck Lundy said the proposed increase would provide more money for projects and help improve visitor facilities and services throughout the park.
Already, money from entry fees have paid for new informational exhibits and signs, new and upgraded restrooms, new boat docks and improved trails in the park.
The Crater Lake annual pass, valid for entry for one full year from the date of purchase, would increase from $20 to $40. The $10 per night camping fee at Lost Creek Campground and commercial tour rates would remain unchanged.
Information from: Herald and News, http://www.heraldandnews.com © 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.