Denali Seeks Input on Proposal to Simplify Entrance Fees
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.
Did You Know?
Warmer temperatures have led to dramatic thawing of permafrost. Thaw releases carbon, as once-frozen materials decompose, but allows increased plant growth. Researchers in Denali are studying whether thawing permafrost will increase or decrease world-wide carbon emissions.