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Contact: Karen Beppler-Dorn, (831) 389-4486 x233
PAICINES, CA —On August 1, 2014 the 7 day entrance pass for Pinnacles National Park will increase to $10 for passenger vehicles and motorcycles; bicycle and pedestrian entry will increase to $5.00.The Pinnacles Annual Pass will also increase on August 1 to $20.00. This is the first fee increase at the park since the 1990s.
Park managers are planning to utilize the fee revenue generated by this increase to provide better customer service in several ways: increased shuttle bus service within the park during busy weekends, improved shuttle bus stops, and improved trip planning information.
Purchase prices for Golden Age and America the Beautiful passes will remain the same.The free Golden Access and America the Beautiful Annual Pass for Active Duty Military personnel will continue to be offered.
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Background: The public and other stakeholders were invited to provide feedback on a potential fee increase. The park issued a news release on September 23, 2013, to announce an open comment period from September 23-October 31, extended to November 30, 2013. Interested parties were encouraged to make comments electronically at the National Park Service’s Planning, Environment and Public Comment website or in writing by mail, fax, or hand-delivery. The parks received over 40 comments.