September 30, 2011
Contact: Jasmine Horn
, (907) 683-6554
Contact: Kris Fister
, (907) 683-9583
Denali National Park and Preserve is seeking public input on a proposal to simplify the entrance fee structure. Currently the park charges entrance fees of $10 per person, $20 per vehicle, and $15 per motorcycle. The National Park Service is proposing to collect only the $10 per person entrance fee, effective January 1, 2012. The vast majority of the park's visitors do not travel into the park in vehicles or motorcycles during the main visitor season (mid-May through mid-September), and this has created an inconsistency in how the fees are being accounted for.
The fee is valid for seven days. There is no entrance fee for visitors who are age 15 or younger. The park will continue to honor the Interagency Federal Recreation Passes such as the Annual, Senior, and Access Pass, and the Denali Annual Pass. Each of these passes provides entry for the cardholder and up to three other adults.
The majority of the money collected through entrance fees remains in the park to be used for projects to improve visitor services and facilities.
Comments on this proposal to change the entrance fee structure may be submitted through Sunday, October 30, 2011, preferably via email. Comments may also be faxed to (907) 683-9610 or mailed to:
ATTN: Entrance Fee
P.O. Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755
If you have any questions about the proposed changes to the entrance fee structure, please contact Jasmine Horn, Fee Business Manager, at (907) 683-9554 or via email.
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