az–national parks-fee increase

Park Service extends comment period for proposed fee hike

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - The National Park Service is giving people more time to weigh in on a proposed fee increase at 17 of its most popular parks.Visitors would be charged $70 per vehicle, up from the current $30 fee, during the five busiest months of the year. At others, the hike is from $25 to $70.The comment period had been scheduled to end Thursday. The new deadline is Dec. 22.