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Assateague Island to implement per person fee

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Posted at 5:54 AM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 12:31:25-04

ASSATEAGUE ISLAND, Md. (WMAR) - Assateague Island National Seashore will start charging a $5 fee for visitors. 

Starting May 1st, everyone going into the park will have to pay $5. Right now, people who are on foot or are riding bicycles can get into the park for free.

The fee will increase eventually to $10 and on January 1st, 2020 it will be $15. Vehicle and motorcycle fees will increase on that date as well.

Officials did say that a family traveling together will not have to pay more than the vehicle fee. 

The extra money will go toward improving infrastructure and park maintenance, according to the National Park Service.