Proposed Fee Increase

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The National Park Service (NPS) is conducting stakeholder outreach to gauge support for possible fee changes to entrance fees authorized by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) of 2004. FLREA requires that the public have opportunities to participate in the development of, or change to, a recreation fee established under the Act.

Golden Spike National Historic Site (NHS) is seeking public comment to gauge support for possible changes to the park entrance fee. The park last increased its entrance fee in 2002 when it went from $4.00 to $5.00 per vehicle during the winter months and up to $7.00 from May - September.

The National Park Service standard entrance fee schedule suggests that the new fee rates for Golden Spike NHS be as follows:
Per Vehicle: $15.00
Per Person (on foot or bicycle): $7.00
Motorcycle: $10.00
All entrance passes would be valid for seven days.
Golden Spike NHS Park specific pass: $30.00

Rates for commercial vehicles are set nationally and are not scheduled to change at this time. Entrance fees are not charged to persons under 16 years of age or holders of the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Senior, Access or Military Passes.

Some of the recent projects the park has been able to complete with revenue from entrance fees are:
• Replace the Heating / Air conditioning (HVAC) system for the Visitor Center
• Replace defective wheel on Jupiter locomotive
• Replace fire alarm and suppression system park wide
• Boiler tube replacement of both locomotives

Proposed projects include:
• Upgrade of museum and museum panels
• Upgrade of wayside exhibits along the Big Fill walking trail
• Rehabilitation of picnic grounds to meet ADA standards
• Rehabilitation of seating area at Last Spike Site
• Complete accessible audio visual programs for visitors with disabilities
• Upgrade replacement of intrusion alarm system park wide

Contact Information

Leslie J. Crossland, Superintendnet
Golden Spike National Historic Site
P.O. Box 897
Brigham City, UY 84302

435-471-2209 x29