Proposal to Increase Fees at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks accepted public input on the proposed entrance, wilderness permit, and certain campsite fee increases from November 10, 2014 through December 9, 2014.
The fee program is critical, as 80% of fees collected stay within the two parks to maintain and improve facilities and services that benefit the visitor experience.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are strong economic engines for the region and local communities. In 2013, more than 1.48 million park visitors contributed $111.7 million to the local economy and supported 1,400 jobs in the local area. Previous fee increases have not impacted visitation levels in a negative way. This proposed fee increase is part of a larger National Park Service initiative to standardize fees in similar national parks across the country.
Please see the attached press release and frequently asked questions for more information.
The proposal to change fees in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks has been approved by the Associate Director of the National Park Service. Fees will not change at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks until 2016.