In a bid to "simplify" their entrance fee program, Denali National Park and Preserve officials want to do away with the multiple fees and charge a flat $10 per person.
Currently the park charges entrance fees of $10 per person, $20 per vehicle, and $15 per motorcycle. The National Park Service is proposing to collect only the $10 per person entrance fee, effective January 1, 2012.
The vast majority of the park’s visitors do not travel into the park in vehicles or motorcycles during the main visitor season (mid-May through mid-September), and this has created an inconsistency in how the fees are being accounted for, park officials say.
The fee is valid for seven days. There is no entrance fee for visitors who are age 16 or younger. The park will continue to honor the Interagency Federal Recreation Passes such as the Annual, Senior, and Access Pass, and the Denali Annual Pass. Each of these passes provides entry for the cardholder and up to three other adults.
The majority of the money collected through entrance fees remains in the park to be used for projects to improve visitor services and facilities.
Comments on this proposal to change the entrance fee structure may be submitted through Sunday, October 30, preferably via email to DENA_Public_Comments@nps.gov. Comments may also be faxed to (907) 683-9610 or mailed to:
ATTN: Entrance Fee
P.O. Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755