Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, national parks keep 80% of all fees collected and use that money to fund critical projects that improve services and protect resources. In Yellowstone, fee revenue provides $12.1 million a year on average for accessibility improvements, campgrounds, infrastructure, roads, native fish restoration, aquatic invasive species mitigation, and more. Read a few examples below, and remember, they were only possible because of money collected from park fees.
Grand Prismatic Overlook Trail
Old Faithful Boardwalk Replacement
Yellowstone Youth Conservation Corps
Digitizing Historic Photos & Documents
Last updated: November 21, 2023