Whiskeytown, Lassen rate hikes met with opposition

Nov 7, 2014 6:52 PM by News Staff

National Park Service officials were met with more opposition last night at meeting discussing rate hikes for Whiskeytown and Lassen National Parks.

The National Park Service is proposing a rate hike at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and Lassen National Park after officials announced a $30 million deferred maintenance deficit.

Roughly 20 people came out to a meeting at the Redding Library Thursday night, and many of them were unhappy with the proposed rate hike. One major concern was how low income families would be able to enjoy the parks.

Officials say entrance fees haven't increased in nearly two decades and if they go through with the proposal Whiskeytown alone could see an increase of up to $1 million a year.


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