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Fees Set To Rise At GNP

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Visitors may soon see fee increases at the gates of Glacier National Park as national parks across the country raise their costs.

GNP officials say the increases are a necessary response to increased operating costs.

Rangers say they are taking public comment into consideration before they make any decisions.

“Overall we heard that everybody loves Glacier National Park. The fee proposal for the annual pass going from $35 to $60 was probably what we received the most comments about and so we are looking at that,” said GNP's Denise Germann.

According to the National Park Service website, “The proposal includes increasing the summer vehicle 7-day entrance fee from $25 to $30, with the winter fee changing from $15 to $20. The individual hiker/biker summer 7-day entrance fee would change from $12 to $15, and the winter fee would remain at $10. The 7-day entrance fee for a motorcycle would increase from $12 per person to $25 per motorcycle in the summer and from $10 per person to $15 per motorcycle in the winter.”

Rangers say roughly 300 people responded to Glacier's proposal and many were supportive of modest increases.

A decision is expected by the beginning of April.

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