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$5 fee hikes coming to Lake Mead Recreation Area in June

Boulder Beach Campgrounds in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area are pictured in this undated file image (Photo courtesy National Park Service)

Get ready for higher fees when you visit Lake Mead starting this summer.

The National Park Service announced that fees for visiting the Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be going up by $5 across the board this June.

The rise in fees will go toward maintenance and upgrades for the visitor experience, according to a statement from the Park Service.

The current fee for a vehicle visit is $20, with a $10 fee for pedestrians, $15 for motorcycles and $40 for the annual vehicle pass.

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Each fee will rise by $5: $25 per vehicle, $25 per pedestrian, $20 per motorcycle and $45 for an annual pass.

"Revenue from entrance fees has allowed us to address deferred maintenance and upgrade our campgrounds, extend our launch ramps and provide quality experiences for our visitors," Lizette Richardson, park superintendent, said in a statement.

The per vehicle fee for 17 of the nation's most popular national parks will rise to $35 as well, including at Zion, Grand Canyon and Yellowstone.

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