I'd been meaning to write about park fees in the United States National Parks when this item about a possible fee increase in Canadian national parks came across the wire.
What I had not realized is how much the fees in the national parks of the United States vary. In the trip across Utah they varied from $20 in Zion to no fee for Capitol Reef. In between are Arches, Bryce and Canyonlands. I know that most of the fee goes to the general treasury but I didn't realize the wide variety in fees charged by each park. Even Bryce and Zion, which both operate free shuttle services have different fees. Read more about Parks fees may increase in Canada