SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The National Park Service on Friday announced plans to add new parking fees at Golden Gate National Recreation Area sites in San Francisco and Marin County and begin parking fees. new fees for after-hours visits to Point Bonita Lighthouse.
The proposed fees, for currently free sites, include parking lots at Baker Beach, Lands End Lookout, Sutro Heights, Stinson Beach, China Beach, Rodeo Beach and Fort Cronkhite. Parking fees would be $3 per hour or $10 per day, charged between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., depending on the park service.
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Night tours at the Point Bonita Lighthouse would cost $16 for seniors 16 and older, $10 for children ages 7-15, and $8 for seniors and pass holders.
The park service says the fee is needed to fund operations in response to large crowds visiting national park sites in the region, citing the more than 12.4 million people who came to the GGNRA in 2020 .
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Earlier this year, the park service also offered fees for camping in the Marin Headlands, parking at four Presidio lots and tickets for evening tours at Fort Point National Historic Site. These changes, and those announced on Friday, are expected to come into effect in mid to late 2022 if implemented.
More information on the various fees offered can be found at https://www.nps.gov/goga/learn/news/fees-proposed-for-2022-to-aid-park-operations.htm.
Public comments on the proposal are accepted until September 26 and can be emailed to [email protected] or by phone at (415) 561-4700.
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