More Opposition to Crater Lake Fee Hike
Another voice is calling on Washington to drop plans for a doubling in the entrance fee to Crater Lake National Park. Last week came word of U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio's opposition to the jumping of the fee from $10 to $20.
Now fellow Congressman Greg Walden has joined DeFazio, saying he thinks "doubling the fee is going way too far."
The news story that carried Walden's comments noted that Crater Lake Superintendent Chuck Lundy says the added revenues would go to help improve visitor facilities and services throughout the park.
Isn't that what Congress provides the NPS a budget for?
According to the story, a 90-day public comment period on the fee increase runs through the end of March. If approved, the higher fee takes effect next January.