Price hikes in effect at more than 20 National Park sites

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The National Tour Association reported that it received notification from the National Park Service that entrance fees will be raised at 23 sites in 2006. In 2005, 17 National Park sites raised their prices.

Individual entrance fees rose by $1 to $5 while entrance fees for vehicles rose an average of $2 to $10. Parks with raised prices include Wyomings Yellowstone and Grand Teton parks; the Grand Canyon in Arizona; and Mount Ranier in Washington state.

By an agreement between the National Park Service and the National Tour Association, the NPS gives tour operators 12 months advance notice of price changes that could affect their businesses.

To contact the reporter who wrote this article, send e-mail to David Cogswell at [email protected].

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