Your Fee Dollars At Work

The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) allows the park service to collect and retain revenue and requires that fee revenue be used to enhance the visitor experience. Up to 80 percent of the money stays at the national seashore, and the other 20 percent is used to benefit parks that do not collect fees. What does that mean for our national parks and for you?

The NPS is authorized to use entrance and recreation fees for a variety of items related to your experience, such as:

  • Repair, maintenance, and facility enhancement related directly to visitor enjoyment, visitor access, and health and safety, such as:

  • Habitat restoration directly related to wildlife-dependent recreation, including hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, and photography.

  • Law enforcement related to public use and recreation

  • Direct operating or capital costs associated with the recreation fee program to pay for entrance station and campground staff

  • Fee management agreements with gateway communities to provide emergency medical services

A pie chart showing 20% going to support non-fee parks, 3.5% supporting the national program, 42% funding deferred maintenance projects, and 34.5% funding cost of collections and other projects.
General breakdown of how fee revenue is allocated at Gulf Islands National Seashore.

Last updated: September 9, 2019

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