- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) - The National Park Service wants to raise entrance fees for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island and Haleakala National Park on Maui.

The per-person rate at both parks would increase from $5 to $8 next year, $10 the year after and $12 in 2017.

The per-vehicle rate would rise in $5 increments over the same period. Entry for one vehicle currently costs $10. This would climb to $25 in 2017.

The cost for an annual pass to Haleakala, Hawaii Volcanoes and Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park on the Big Island will double to $50 from the current $25.

The park service says the fees have in the past supported projects like building new restrooms, providing drinking water and replacing a boardwalk at a petroglyph site.

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