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Contact: Linda Alick, (970) 641-2337 x221
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Announces Fee Increases
The Superintendent of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park has announced an increase to entrance fees at the Park. The increase is the result of a nationwide fee study that sought to provide consistency of fees charged between parks of similar sizes and resources.
Effective January 1, 2007, the single vehicle entrance fee will increase from $8.00 to $15.00. The per-person, bicycle, and motorcycle fee will increase from $4.00 to $7.00. The park’s Annual Pass will increase from $15.00 to $30.00, and will be valid for one full year after the date of purchase.
The current National Parks Pass program is in the process of being converted to a Federal Interagency Pass under the “America the Beautiful – the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass” program. Lifetime passes, such as Golden Age and Golden Access, will continue to be available. Information about changes for these national passes will be available soon.
The current National Parks Pass may be purchased until December 31, 2006 and will be valid for one full year after the date of purchase. The Black Canyon Annual Pass and the National Parks Pass can be purchased at the park’s entrance station or visitor center.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park participates in the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act fee program. The majority of entrance station revenue collected returns to the park and is used to fund backlogged maintenance and visitor-related projects that provide direct benefit to park visitors. Past fee-funded projects include the design and purchase of the South Rim Visitor Center exhibits, rehabilitation of the campground and canyon overlooks, replacing vault toilets, and improving the visitor center parking lot.
If you have question or comments regarding the fee increase or changes to the National Pass program, please call 970-641-2337 x221.