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Posted by David A. Wright on April 25, 2003 at 00:17:08:

In Reply to: Re: Wild Guess posted by Gary on April 24, 2003 at 22:55:13:

Voice of the Saline Preservation Association wrote:
Fee Station Planned for Highway 190
Since the creation of Death Valley National Park and the expansion of the old Monument boundaries in 1994, collection of the $10 entry fee has been haphazard, with visitors expected to go to the Visitor Center at Furnace Creek to pay their fee. Saline Valley Warm Springs is part of the Park, and technically all visitors to the Springs should pay the entrance fee. This is not practical for visitors who enter Saline Valley from the west and do not pass through Furnace Creek.

The Park is planning in the future to erect a fee station and information facility on Highway 190, approximately one mile east of the Saline Valley turnoff. This facility will not block the state highway, but will be at a pullout on the side of the road. Even though the fee station will be located past the Saline turnoff, visitors to the Springs will be expected to pay their Park fee before entering Saline Valley. We can expect increased enforcement of the fee requirement once this entry station is in place.

Frequent visitors to Saline or the Park may want to purchase a $20 annual pass to Death Valley. Seniors over 62 can buy a lifetime Golden Age Passport for $10, good for all Federal fee areas (the exact meaning of this is unclear). Other options include the $50 National Park Pass, or the $65 Golden Eagle Passport. All these will be available at the new fee station.

Entrance fees collected in Death Valley largely go to fund local Park staff and facilities.

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