Cost to enter Yellowstone National Park going up


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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Beginning June 1, it will cost more to visit Yellowstone National Park.

The National Park Service announced Monday that the entrance fee to the first national park will increase to $30 per vehicle. The current fee is $25. The pass is good for seven days.

In addition, the pass will no longer cover the entrance fees for both Yellowstone and neighboring Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming.

If people want to visit both within seven days, they must buy a new $50 pass, which saves them $10 but is double the current charge.

The higher fees will boost the park's revenue by about $3 million a year.

Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk says that will help fund various park projects.

Yellowstone last raised its entrance fee in 2006.

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