Your Dollars at Work
The National Park Service collects Recreation Fees under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA). Recreation Fees provide a vital source of revenue for improving facilities and services for park visitors.
In many national parks, 80% of Recreation Fees improve the park in which they are collected and the remaining 20% is distributed throughout the National Park System. At Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site 100% of Recreation Fees go back to the park.
Your fee dollars go toward many projects within the park to improve the park in the areas of :
If you have questions about Recreation Fees, please e-mail us
Last updated: November 4, 2018