State National Parks Increase Prices

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Beginning June 1, it will cost more to visit Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park.  The National Park Service announced Monday that the entrance fee to the first national park will increase to $30 per vehicle from the current fee of $25. Additionally, the pass will no longer cover entrance fees for the neighboring Teton National Park. People who wish to visit both parks can pay for them separately at $30 each, or purchase a two-park pass at $50.

According to Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk, the reason behind the sudden price change comes from needing to fund important projects within the park. Upgrades are needed to be done in order to ensure customers satisfaction and keep up the natural resources of the park. While there were many concerns for the change, others expressed their support.