Yosemite proposes raising entrance, camping fees

Oct 20, 2014 7:20 PM by News Staff

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Officials at Yosemite National Park say visitors may soon have to pay more to enter and camp overnight.

Ranger Scott Gediman said Monday that the seven-day pass could go up from $20 to $30 for each car; rates haven't changed since 1997.

Campers paying between $5 and $20 a night today may have to pay between $6 and $24; camping rates last increased in 2006.

Gediman says the public has until Nov. 20 to have its say on the changes.

He says the extra money will go back into the park, repairing buildings, increasing programs and improving the visitor's experience.

If the new rates are adopted, he says the changes would go into effect early next year.

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