- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) - Fees at Maine’s only national park are going up this season.

After a six-year moratorium, the federal government is increasing the price of admission at some of its public lands and raising the fees charged for camping, boating, and other activities.

Effective May 1, Acadia National Park anticipates that the fee for a seven-day vehicle park pass will increase from $20 to $25; the annual park pass will increase from $40 to $50; and a seven-day individual pass will increase from $5 to $12. A spokeswoman says camping fees will go up but are not yet final.

Only about a third of the 400-plus properties within the National Park Service system charge an entrance fee. Acadia officials say the fee increases will help offset costs of running the park.

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