Point Park entrance fee to increase to $10 in 2020

Point Park entrance fee to increase to $10 in 2020

April 21st, 2018 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

Maintenance projects have opened the previously obstructed view at Point Park Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in Lookout Mountain, Tenn. A bill introduced to Congress by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) Wednesday morning could help with the years-long backlog of deferred maintenance projects at National Parks including projects in Tennessee and Georgia.

Photo by Erin O. Smith

The entrance fee to Point Park on Lookout Mountain will increase to $10, effective Jan. 1, 2020, according to a release from the National Park Service. 

The additional revenue will be used to address infrastructure and maintenance needs. 

"Revenue, collected from entrance fees, remains with the National Park Service and helps ensure a quality experience for all who visit," according to the release. 

The current entrance price is $7 for those 16 and older. The passes are valid for seven days. The cost of an annual pass to the park will also increase from $30 to $35.