YNP Officials Not Consulted Regarding Fee Increase Resolution
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 26, 2018
While the Wyoming State Legislature recently passed a resolution that would authorize additional entrance fees to Yellowstone National Park to pay for wildlife conservation projects, the Park Superintendent says he has yet to hear from the State directly regarding this proposal.
At a luncheon last week with Cody Chamber members, Superintendent Dan Wenk said that he doesn’t know much more than the rest of the state about the resolution.
Wenk added that there is supposed to be a decision made very soon on whether or not the increase proposed by the National Park Service will be implemented. That increase would raise entrance fees to as much as $70 per vehicle for a weekly pass. Wenk said that he didn’t believe the fees would go up that much, but said he expected some sort of increase.
On another note, since Yellowstone’s separation of entrance fees from Grand Teton National Park three years ago, Yellowstone’s revenue increased by 3.5 million dollars, the majority of which went to support deferred maintenance projects within the Park.