06/09/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/09/2021 18:13
Yosemite National Park is proposing a fee increase for overnight camping to enable the park to keep up with the rising costs of campground operations. Increased revenue from campground fees will enable the park to better maintain facilities, enhance visitor services, and provide for better resource protection. These proposed fee increases are consistent with other public and private campgrounds within the greater Sierra Nevada region.
Eighty percent of the campground fees collected in Yosemite are retained by the park. The additional revenue collected will support current and future maintenance and renovation projects, which include:
Additionally, fee revenue helps to maintain critical supplies of park brochures and materials, provide Ranger-guided educational programming, and provide for additional staffing at high-visitation areas to assist with responding to emergencies and supplying visitors with safety information.
The campgrounds included in this proposal are extremely popular and enjoyed by thousands of park visitors each year. These proposed fee increases would make the park's campground fees consistent with other public and private camping facilities.
The proposed fee changes are listed below:
Yosemite National Park is accepting public comments on the proposed fee increases through July 10, 2021. Comments can be submitted via email. These proposed fee increases are slated to take effect October 2021.