The National Park Service has announced steep fee increases at 17 of its most popular parks, including Maine's Acadia.

According to WMTW, the NPS says, "The proposed new fee structure would be implemented at Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Denali, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Olympic, Sequoia & Kings Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Zion National Parks with peak season starting on May 1, 2018; in Acadia, Mount Rainier, Rocky Mountain, and Shenandoah National Parks with peak season starting on June 1, 2018; and in Joshua Tree National Park as soon as practicable in 2018."

The fee increases, the second in a just a few years, are expected to be used to pay for a backlog of projects.

Fortunately, the cost of the annual America the Beautiful- The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, which allows you to visit all the NPS parks for a year, will still cost $80.


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