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Haleakala National Park daily entrance fees raised

By Staff | Jun 8, 2017

Since 1997, fee revenues have funded over $41.7 million in Haleakala National Park projects.

HALEAKALA – On June 1, Haleakala National Park daily entrance fees were increased to meet national standards for parks with similar visitor amenities.

The 2017 per-person fee changed from $10 to $12, the 2017 motorcycle fee went from $15 to $20, and the 2017 per-vehicle three-day pass was raised from $20 to $25.

The cost of the Tri-Park Annual Pass changed from $25 to $30. This pass is considered a local (kama`aina) pass because it permits unlimited entry for one year to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Pu`uhonua o H?naunau National Historical Park, and Haleakala National Park.

From October to December 2014, the public was encouraged to comment on the proposed fee increases.

Based on public input and nationwide goals to standardize park entrance fees, the park proposed a phased-in fee increase schedule and the tri-park kama`aina annual pass. The first increases were implemented in June 2015.

The current National Park Service fee program began in 1997 and allows parks to retain 80 percent of monies collected. The remaining 20 percent goes into a fund to support park units where fees are not charged.