Just this month, the North Dakota Republican Party’s 2018 Convention keynote speaker has come under fire from more than 100,000 Americans for drastically increasing costs for families who want to visit our National Parks. In fact, Zinke’s entrance fee hike is the largest increase since World War II.
“Whether it’s health care or our national parks, Ryan Zinke and Kevin Cramer share a radical ideology that will lead to higher costs and less access for North Dakota families,” said Scott McNeil, Executive Director of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL. “Theodore Roosevelt National Park is an integral part of North Dakota’s spirit and history, and it’s’ a shame that Ryan Zinke wants to hike costs and limit access for folks who want to visit our state.”
On top of increasing costs for folks visiting National Parks, Zinke cut the number of free access days by more than half. Here in North Dakota, Theodore Roosevelt National Park attracts nearly 600,000 visitorsper year.