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Entrance Fee Increases Beginning December 1st

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2015
Contact: Jan Lemons, (831) 389-4486 x237

Paicines, Ca. -

Starting on December 1st, Pinnacles National Park will increase entrance fees for visitors in order to fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the park.

Entrance Type Current Fee December
2015 Fee
Proposed
2017 Fee
Proposed
2019 Fee
Annual Pass $20 $25 $35 $50
Per Vehicle
inc. Motorcycles
$10 $15 $20 $25
Per Person $5 $10 $12 TBD

"This modest increase in fees will allow us to continue to protect, preserve and share the special places here at Pinnacles National Park with current visitors and future generations," said Pinnacles National Park's Superintendent Karen Beppler-Dorn. "After carefully considering the impact of a fee increase on visitors and community members, we came to the conclusion that this is the right course of action to improve facilities and services important to visitors."

Entrance fees have supported a wide range of projects that improve the park and visitor experiences, including rehabilitating trails and trailhead signs, developing and installing exhibits in visitor centers, improving park water systems, providing ranger-led programs, and improving ADA accessibility.

In the fall of 2014, the National Park Service conducted a nationwide review of entrance fees. To solicit public input, Pinnacles launched a civic engagement campaign in December 2014.

During the public comment period, the park received very few formal comments. But the majority supported the implementation of fees in 2015.

About the National Park Service.

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