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Yosemite, Sequoia-Kings Canyon Entrance Fees Could Spike Under New Proposal

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Joe Moore
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Valley Public Radio
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A new proposal from the National Park Service would result in a big hike in Yosemite National Park entrance fees during the popular summer months. Under the proposal, which also applies to 16 other parks including Sequoia & Kings Canyon, the entrance fee between May first and September 30 would be $70 per vehicle, $50 per motorcycle, and $30 per person. The funds would be used to improve facilities, infrastructure, and visitor services, with an emphasis on deferred maintenance projects.

Entrance fees at Yosemite are currently $30 per vehicle, $25 per motorcycle, and $15 per person. In Sequoia & Kings Canyon, a 7 day vehicle pass is currently $30 and an individual entry pass is $15.

 

Joe Moore is the President and General Manager of Valley Public Radio. During his tenure, he's helped lead the station through major programming changes and the COVID-19 pandemic, while maintaining the station's financial health. From 2010-2018 he served as the station's Director of Program Content. In that role, he also served as the host of Valley Edition, and helped launch and grow the station's award-winning local news department. He is a Fresno native and a graduate of California State University, Fresno.