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Close to 5 million tourists, like these, visited the Grand Canyon National Park last year. The National Park Service wants to double entry fees during peak season at the park, along with 16 others, to raise money for much-needed maintenance projects.

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Lawmakers, advocates blast ‘misguided’ Grand Canyon fee hike plan

Arizona lawmakers and advocates are condemning proposed fee increases at the Grand Canyon and 16 other parks, a move the National Park Service said is badly needed to fund billions in backlogged maintenance projects.