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Saguaro National Park fee hike starts Jan. 1

Posted at 11:44 AM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 14:03:23-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - The cost to visit one of the area's best-known landmarks will rise starting in January.

Saguaro National Park entrance fees are rising $5. Individual pedestrian and bicyclist passes will double from $5 to $10, 7-day private vehicle passes will rise from $15 to $20, 7-day motorcycle passes will rise from $10 to $15 and the annual pass will rise from $35 to $40.

The funds are meant to provide a boost to the park's revenue and help make headway on deferred maintenance.

“Federal law requires that recreational fees charged on public lands be used for direct visitor benefits,” said Leah McGinnis, park superintendent, said in a statement. “Every fee dollar collected in Saguaro National Park stays in Saguaro National Park and is invested back into improving visitor facilities and services here.”

For more information on the park, click here.