Saguaro National Park officials are proposing an increase in entrance fees and annual pass costs — and they’re seeking public comments on the proposal.
Entrance fees would go up from $15 to $20 for a weekly vehicle pass. Weekly fees per person would increase from $5 to $10, and weekly fees for motorcycles would be raised from $10 to $15. The cost of an annual pass, which is now $35, would go up to $40.
“If approved, this increase would go into effect on May 1, 2018, and would bring the park into alignment with the entry costs for other similar parks,” said a news release from Saguaro Park.
Comments will be accepted from Jan. 9 to Feb. 9 through the mail to Superintendent, Saguaro National Park, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ 85730, or online at parkplanning.nps.gov/saguarofeeincrease
Entrance fees are not charged to those under 16 years of age or owners of America the Beautiful-The National Parks and Federal Recreational Annual, Senior, Access, Military, or Volunteer passes. These passes may be obtained at the park and are not included in the proposed fee increase.