Yosemite National Park considers increasing fees

California
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SIERRA, Calif. (KRON) — Yosemite National Park is considering asking visitors to pay a bit more to enjoy its overnight camping.

The park said it will use the additional money to upgrade restroom, toilet and shower facilities, improve and maintain park campgrounds, restore native plants and repair/replace signage throughout the park.

“These proposed fee increases are consistent with other public and private campgrounds within the greater Sierra Nevada region,” according to the park.

Here are the proposed fee increases:

  • Camp 4 Campground 
    • 2020 fee: $6.00 per person | 2021 proposed fee: $10.00 per person 
  • Family Sites in Reservation Campgrounds(this includes Upper, Lower, North Pines, Wawona, Bridalveil Creek, Crane Flat, Hodgdon Meadow and Tuolumne Meadows Campgrounds) 
    • 2020 fee: $26.00 per site | 2021 proposed fee: $36.00 per site
  • Family Site Campgrounds when First-Come, First-Served(this includes Wawona and Hodgdon Meadow during the Winter Season and White Wolf) 
    • 2020 fee: $18.00 per site | 2021 proposed fee: $26.00 per site 
  • Primitive, First-Come, First-Served Campgrounds(this includes Tamarack Flat, Yosemite Creek, and Porcupine Flat) 
    • 2020 fee: $12.00 per site | 2021 proposed fee: $20.00 per site 
  • Group Campsites (30-person occupancy) 
    • 2020 fee: $50.00 per site | 2021 proposed fee: $75.00 per site 
  • Stock Campsites (these sites are located at Wawona, Bridalveil Creek, and Tuolumne Meadows Campgrounds) 
    • 2020 fee: $30.00 per site | 2021 proposed fee: $50.00 per site 
  • Double Sites (12-person occupancy) 
    • 2020 fee: $36.00 per site | 2021 proposed fee: $60.00 per site 
  • Backpacker Sites 
    • 2020 fee: $6.00 per site | 2021 proposed fee: $8.00 per site 

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.

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