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Apr 12, 2018

Tester Applauds Successful Push to Prevent Doubling of National Park Entrance Fees

Senator: Montanans Made Their Voices Heard

(U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senator Jon Tester released the following statement today after the Interior Department scrapped its proposal to double entrance fees to the country's most popular National Parks, including Glacier and Yellowstone.

"These parks belong to all of us and we should all have a say in how they're managed. Montanans stood up and made their voices heard. Doubling entrance fees would have priced too many Montana families out of our public lands and undercut our state's thriving outdoor economy. We need to find better, more effective ways to address the pressing maintenance backlog that don't nickel-and-dime Montana families."

Tester blasted the Interior Department's initial proposal to more than double "peak season" entrance fees-from $30 per vehicle to $70 per vehicle-for the 17 most visited national parks. He even submitted a public comment to the Department of Interior and encouraged Montanans to do the same. After receiving more than 65,000 comments in the first 30 days, the Department extended its public comment period and ultimately decided to only raise fees by a few dollars.

Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


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Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
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Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


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Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
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