Hide the children and bar the door, the evil NPS fee grabbers with at the Shenandoah National Park on the move again. If the proposal becomes policy, driving into Shenandoah National Park during peak season will cost $70. And walking in will cost you $30.
So what do you get for a $30 entrance fee to fly fish for trout in the Shenandoah National Park. Well, not a damned thing!! Of course you can pay the $70 year round fee, which if you are a fly fishermen, it’s a deep stab in the hiney. ATC is in the process of drafting a formal position which will be forthcoming in the next few weeks, prior to the comment deadline. Of course, we all know the “fix” is in. This is merely a well rehearsted like act they go to when they want money. If you think it will help, the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website accepts comments until November 23, 2017. Follow the link to learn more and comment: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/proposedpeakseasonfeerates.