The cost to enter Pinnacles National Park will double for passenger vehicles and motorcycles on Aug. 1, along with other entrance fees. The seven-day entrance pass for vehicles will rise to $10 from the current $5 cost, while bicycle and pedestrian entry will increase to $5 from the current $3.
The Pinnacles Annual Pass will also increase on Aug. 1 to $20 from $15, part of the first fee increase at the park since the 1990s.
A news release said that park managers will utilize the fee revenue generated by the increase to "provide better customer service in several ways," including increased shuttle bus service in the park during busy weekends, improved shuttle bus stops and better trip planning information.
Purchase prices for Golden Age and America the Beautiful passes will remain the same. The free Golden Access and America the Beautiful Annual pass for active duty military personnel will continue to be offered. The public was invited to comment on the potential fee increase from Sept. 23 to Nov. 30, 2013. The National Park Service said parks received more than 40 comments.