Contact: Russ Bodnar, (505) 786-7014 x 240
Contact: Barbara West, (505) 78607014 x 230
Proposed Recreation Fee Increaseat Chaco Culture National Historical Park with an Implementation Date of June 1, 2008
Chaco Culture National Historical Park proposes to increase the park entrance fees to $15.00 for private vehicles and $7.00 for individuals beginning June 1, 2008. The park currently charges an $8.00 entrance fee for private vehicles and a $4.00 entrance fee for individuals.
The fees go directly to the park to maintain park facilities and enhance visitor experiences. The following are examples of projects funded by these fees:
Park Superintendent Barbara West said “We believe the fee increase is a reasonable charge, is in keeping with rates at similar parks, and will greatly enhance visitor experience and address backlogged maintenance needs.”
The park is accepting comments regarding this proposal. The public may direct its comments to:
Barbara West, Superintendent
Chaco Culture NHP
Nageezi, NM 8703
Did You Know?
Many of the animal mounds you see at Chaco were made by Ord's kangaroo rats. They often dig in the soft midden (trash) areas in sites because they are elevated, easy to dig in, and don’t flood. In their colonies there are often more burrow openings than there are rats! (Drawing courtesy: ICWDM.org)