State will require tour operators to pay fee for access to Petroglyph Beach
September 13, 2023
It appears that tour operators who bring visitors to Wrangell’s Petroglyph Beach will be required to pay a $350 annual fee to the state plus $6 per person starting next year.
The fee for commercial use of a state park or historic site has been a provision in Alaska law since the 1980s but apparently never enforced for the Petroglyph Beach State Historic Site, which was designated in 2000.
The fee structure was updated in 2021.
The State Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation realized it had not issued any commercial-use permits or collected fees for Petroglyph Beach after someone compla...