Where Does Your Money Go?
National park lands are not free. Protecting our natural and cultural heritage and providing a safe, enjoyable, and educational visit requires substantial funding.
Although your taxes help offset the costs of operating parks like Vicksburg National Military Park, they do not cover all of the costs.
In an attempt to address this shortfall, Congress passed the Federal Lands Recreational Enhancement Act, which helps spread some of the operating costs among the people who use the parks.