National Park Charging Ice Cave Visitors $5

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If you plan to visit the ice caves remember to grab some cash.

This year the national park is charging $5 per person to get out there.

Last year, it cost an unexpected half a million dollars to run the ice caves.

“We were originally thinking we can handle ice caves with five or six people and by the end of the season we needed like 25 to 30 people every day,” said assistant chief if interpretation at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Neil Howk.

State park officials plan to use the money to pay employees, offer restrooms and make sure if accidents happen responders are there.

“We have to find a way to pay the cost of bringing in extra people in order to make this a safe and enjoyable event,” said Howk.

Kids under 15 are free.

The fees will be paid before you make the trek to the caves.

Categories: Entertainment-imported, Environment-imported