NPS Seeks Public Comment on Proposed 2008 Fee Changes
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111
Outer Banks Group Superintendent Mike Murray announced today the public comment period for proposed 2008 park fees for several park facilities is now open through May 15.
The park annually compiles a rate survey of comparable businesses within the Outer Banks community. Based upon this survey the park is proposing increases to the rates at the Ocracoke, Oregon Inlet, Frisco and Cape Point Campgrounds; an increase for the vessel docking utility hookups at the Silver Lake Marina and an increase for the Wright Brothers National Memorial entrance fee. "We invite everyone to comment on this information," stated Murray. "Public participation is vital to the NPS planning process".
Below are the proposed new rates:
Silver Lake Marina: From $3 to $4 per night for 110 volts
Silver Lake Marina: From $5 to $6 per night for 120 volts
Camp sites at Oregon Inlet, Frisco and Cape Point Campgrounds: From $20 per night to $22 per night.
Ocracoke Campground: From $23 per night to $25 per night
Wright Brothers NM Entrance Fee: From $4 per person to $5 per person.
Following the comment period a decision on the proposed 2008 rates will be determined and any proposed fee changes will be submitted to the National Park Service Washington Office for final approval.
Specific information on the proposed rate changes is available on the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website: http://parkplanning
Did You Know?
In the 1700s, Ocracoke Inlet was one of the busiest inlets in the East. It was one of the few navigable waterways for ships accessing inland ports such as Elizabeth City, Edenton or New Bern. It was here that Blackbeard the pirate found the inlet's heavy shipping traffic ripe for easy pickings.