SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — The fee for an adult to enter Northern California’s popular Muir Woods will increase from $7 to $10 in 2016.
Entry for children under 16 years of age will continue to be free, said the National Park Service, which announced the price increase on Thursday.READ MORE: Santa Clara County Mounts Effort to Boost Vaccination Rate to Reach Herd Immunity
It’s free for visitors to mill around the parking lot and entrance plaza, but they must pay for interactive-friendly, close-up views of the coast redwood forest named after conservationist John Muir. The park attracts about 1 million people a year. President Theodore Roosevelt declared the area a national monument in 1908.READ MORE: San Francisco Nightlife: Not Quite Back to Normal But Getting There
A $20 annual fee for Muir Woods will increase to $40, also starting Jan. 1.MORE NEWS: California Dodges Outages During Heat Wave But EV Owners Push Grid Capacity
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