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Visitor Fees in the National Park System: A Legislative and Administrative History

 

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Cover

Preface

I. The Pattern Is Set, 1908-1940

The Self-Supporting Ideal

The First Visitor Fees

Fee Reduction Pressures and Practice

The Prohibition of Campground Charges

Fee Opposition, 1932

Broadening the Base, 1935-1940

II. Postwar Pressures and the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act, 1947-1967

III. If At First You Don't Succeed..., 1968-1972

The 1968 Land and Water Conservation Fund Act Amendment

The 1970 Land and Water Conservation Fund Act Amendment

Park Service Response: Camping Charges and Fee Study, 1969-1970

The 1972 Land and Water Conservation Fund Act Amendment

IV. Congress Fumbles and Recovers, 1973-1974

The 1973 Land and Water Conservation Fund Act Amendment (The Fumble)

The 1974 Land and Water Conservation Fund Act Amendment (The Recovery)

The Eagle's Wings Are Clipped

V. Conflicting Pressures; Congress Puts the Lid On

The Seasonal Fee Pates Experiment

The Public Willingness to Pay Study

The NPS Recreation Fee Study, 1977

The Proposed Fee Increase, 1978-1979

Freezing the Entrance Fees, 1979-1980

Visitor Transportation System Fees

"Single Visits" and Handicapped Permits, 1976-1980

Losing Control of the Receipts, 1980

VI. The Administration Strikes Back, 1981-1982

The Recreation Fees and Improvements Act of 1982

The National Park System Fee Dedication and Park Improvement Act of 1982

NPS Revenue Management Planning, 1982

The General Accounting Office Study, 1982

VII. Some Concluding Comments

A Note on the Research

Appendix: "Analysis of the National Park Service Recreation Fee System," 1977

Readers Who Need More Information On This Subject Should Consult the Following Program: Recreation Fee Demonstration Program

 

 

 

 

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