Pecos National Historical Park Hosts Open House On Proposed Increase To Entrance Fees

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Date: February 4, 2015
Contact: Christine Beekman , 505-757-7210

Pecos, NM – Pecos National Historical Park and other National Park Service units that collect entrance fees are beginning to gauge support for possible changes in park fee rates.

Pecos National Historical Park has not increased its daily entrance fee since 1998, when it was set at $3.00 per person age 15 or over. The Pecos National Historical Park annual pass, which allows free annual access for up to four people, has remained at $10.00 since 1998.

As suggested by the NPS standard entrance fee schedule, Pecos NHP's new proposed rates would be as follows (implemented by January 2017):

  • Individual entry per person would increase to $7.00. All entrance passes would remain valid for reentry for up to seven days. 
  • The annual pass for Pecos National Historical Park would increase to $30.00.
National Park Service unit entrance fees are not charged to persons under 16 years of age or to those who hold one of the 'America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands' passes: 
  • Senior , $10.00 one-time charge for those age 62 and over
  • Military , free with military ID, renewable annually
  • Access , free for those who are permanently disabled, and
  • Volunteer, free for those with 250 service hours with a participating government agency  

All four of the above-named passes are available at Pecos National Historical Park and their rates are not set to change at this time.

In previous years, entrance fee money has directly benefited Pecos National Historical Park and its visitors. These funds have, for example, been used to develop and install new trail-side signs, improve park trails, provide better accessibility for all at the visitor center, and upgrade trailhead parking.

Park staff seeks feedback about the proposed fee schedule changes. All interested persons are invited to come and make comments at a public meeting at the Pecos NHP E.E. Fogelson Visitor Center, Pecos Room, on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. 

Written comments may be sent to: 
Pecos National Historical Park 
Fee Program 
P.O. Box 418 
Pecos, NM 87552

Email comments may be sent by February 18, 2015; please write "proposed fee rates" in the subject line.

Comments may also be submitted to the Public Comment site, https://parkplanning.nps.gov. Feedback the park receives will help determine how and when a fee increase may be implemented.



Last updated: August 16, 2016

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