Feds More Than Double Admission Prices for Acadia National Park Starting in 2018
The federal government is raising prices for admission to national parks, starting in 2018. One of Maine's most famous tourist attractions, Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, is on the list for a price hike.
WCSH6 is reporting that the admission fee to enter the park will jump from $30 per vehicle to $70.
According to multiple local news sources, the Department of the Interior, the federal agency responsible for our national parks, is directing the National Park Service to raise prices at the following parks:
“The proposed new fee structure would be implemented at Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Denali, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Olympic, Sequoia & Kings Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Zion National Parks with peak season starting on May 1, 2018; in Acadia, Mount Rainier, Rocky Mountain, and Shenandoah National Parks with peak season starting on June 1, 2018; and in Joshua Tree National Park as soon as practicable in 2018.”
According to that release, prices at Acadia won't jump until June 1.
Will you still visit our national park with the price increase?