Glacier National Park is requesting public comment on a proposal to increase the park’s entrance fees, implement a motorized boat launch fee, and increase the camping fee at the Many Glacier Campground, television station KRTV in Montana reported.

The proposal includes increasing the summer vehicle seven-day entrance fee from $25 to $30, with the winter fee changing from $15 to $20.

The individual hiker/biker summer seven-day entrance fee would change from $12 to $15, and the winter fee would remain at $10.

The seven-day entrance fee for a motorcycle would increase from $12 per person to $25 per motorcycle in the summer and from $10 per person to $15 per motorcycle in the winter.

Summer season fees are charged from May 1-Oct. 31, and winter fees are charged November 1-April 30 of each year.

The annual park pass would change from $35 to $60 and allows for unlimited access to the park for one year from first time of use.

If approved, the fee increases would be implemented in May 2015.

The last time park entrance fees at Glacier National Park were increased was in 2006. Prior to that, the summer vehicle fee was $20 and the annual park pass was $30.

The proposal also includes increasing the camping fee at the Many Glacier Campground from $20 to $23, and utilizing the federal reservation system for approximately half of the camp sites. The remaining sites not included on the reservation system would be first-come first-serve. This fee change would be consistent with the other reservation campgrounds in the park, Fish Creek and St. Mary Campgrounds.

If approved, this fee and the reservation system would begin in the summer of 2016.

Another fee change would be for group campsites in the park. The proposed fee is $65 per group reservation site and $60 for first-come first-serve group sites. The current fee structure is $53 per site for the first nine individuals and $5 for each additional person for a reserved site, and $50 for a first-come first-serve group site.

For the full story, click here.