Thursday, November 09, 2017

Isle Royale National Park seeks public comments on new fares proposed for Ranger III

Ranger III, the National Park Service's ferry to Isle Royale. (Photo courtesy Isle Royale National Park)

HOUGHTON -- The Ranger III, the National Park Service’s ferry to and from Isle Royale, has been sailing under the same fare structure since 2013. Isle Royale National Park is now proposing to update the Ranger III passenger and freight fares for 2018 and encourages the public to comment on these proposed changes before a final decision is made. The comment period is open until Dec. 8, 2017.

The proposed fare changes include the following:
  • One-Way Low Season Adult Fare: $55 (up from $53 in 2017)
  • One-Way High Season Adult Fare: $70 (up from $63 in 2017)
  • One-Way All Season Child Fare: $35 (up from $23 in 2017)
  • One-Way Canoe/Kayak Fare: $30 (up from $22 in 2017)
  • One-Way Boat (less than 18’01”) Fare: $100 (up from $90 in 2017)
  • One-Way Boat (18’01” – 20’00”) Fare: $150 (up from $140 in 2017)
  • Keweenaw Waterway Cruise Adult Fare: $30 (up from $20 in 2017)
  • Keweenaw Waterway Cruise Child Fare: $15 (up from $5 in 2017)
Click here for the full Ranger III passenger and freight proposed fare structure.

To comment, stop by the Houghton Visitor Center Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., or go online at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/ranger3fares.

All Ranger III fares stay within the park, help to maintain the vessel, pay staffing costs, and provide services for the public. The proposed fare change would take effect starting January 2, 2018.

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