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Proposed Entrance Fee Increase at
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park Park is seeking input from community,
stakeholders, visitors, and neighbors regarding a proposed change to park entrance fees in 2018.

The Proposal:

The National Park Service proposes updating its entrance fee rate schedule for Lewis and Clark National Historical Park as follows:

Per Person

Annual Pass







Entrance fees are valid for seven days.

Why the change:

  • Lewis and Clark National Historical Park (then Fort Clatsop National Memorial) began collecting entrance fees in 1987. The proposed increase would be the fourth increase in 30 years.
  • The majority of fees for national parks have not increased since 2006, and there continues to be a growing need for funds to improve facilities, infrastructure and visitor services in parks.
  • Revenue from the increased entrance fee will be used to develop new exhibits, increase accessibility of the park facilities, and provide for the upkeep of our expanded trail system.

Additional information about fees:

  • The proposed fee increase will affect entrance fees only and will not affect fees associated with the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Pass, Senior, Access or Military Passes.
  • Entrance fees are not (and will not be) charged to persons under 16 years of age.
  • All revenue from fees collected in Lewis and Clark National Historical Park stay in the park for future projects.
  • Past fee projects include the construction of the Kwis Kwis and South Slough trails, canoe landing improvements at Netul Landing, summer camps, local youth employment and community outreach.
  • Lewis and Clark National Historical Park is a strong economic engine for the surrounding area. In 2016, more than 281,000 park visitors contributed 16.5 million to the local economy and supported 260 jobs related to tourism.

We want to hear from you!

Ways you can comment:

The National Park Service will accept public comments several ways between January 15th 2014 and February 18th, 2018:
  • Via e-mail by clicking here
  • In person- Comment forms can be filled out during normal visitor center hours 9am-5pm daily at the visitor center.
  • Via US Mail:

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
Attn: Superintendent
92343 fort Clatsop Road
Astoria OR 97103

Last updated: January 10, 2018

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Mailing Address:

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
92343 Fort Clatsop Road

Astoria, OR 97103


(503) 861-2471

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