Shenandoah National Park will implement changes to the Park's fees after reviewing public comments on its proposal to increase or establish new fees for three recreational activities: 1) camping in established campgrounds, 2) hiking Old Rag, and 3) backcountry camping. The proposal does not include an increase in entrance fees and focuses only on specific user fees.
The proposal was presented to the public in August and public comments were accepted for 30 days (August 15 through September 16). Almost 400 comments were received. Feedback on the three components of the proposal were overall supportive.
Under the approved changes, the nightly fee for campgrounds will increase to $30 at all campgrounds with group sites increasing to $75 as presented in the August proposal. This is the first increase to campground fees since 2007. The new fee structure will take effect immediately with reservations for the upcoming season opening December 16 on www.recreation.gov.
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