Public Lands Fees

Comments on Proposed NPS Fee Increases

Comments on Proposed NPS Fee Increases

Stay tuned for comments on proposed NPS fees increases from leading recreation organizations.

National Park Service Proposes Targeted Fee Increases at Parks to Address Maintenance Backlog

National Park Service Proposes Targeted Fee Increases at Parks to Address Maintenance Backlog
Source: NPS press release

WASHINGTON – As part of its commitment to improve the visitor experience and ensure America’s national parks are protected in perpetuity, the National Park Service (NPS) is considering increases to fees at highly visited national parks during peak visitor seasons. Proposed peak season entrance fees and revised fees for road-based commercial tours would generate badly needed revenue for improvements to the aging infrastructure of national parks. This includes roads, bridges, campgrounds, waterlines, bathrooms, and other visitor services.

FLREA Generates More Than $400 Million for Public Lands and Waters in FY2017

FLREA Generates More Than $400 Million for Public Lands and Waters in FY2017

According to new data reported by federal land and water management agencies, recreation fees collected from visitors under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) generated some $410 million in fiscal year 2017, a significant increase from the roughly $375 million generated in 2016. The American Recreation Coalition has updated its FLREA Infographic (below) to reflect this exciting success story, including where the revenue is spent!