Tuzigoot, Montezuma Castle National Monuments Going Cashless

Beginning March 1 you’ll need a credit card or purchase through recreation.gov to visit Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot national monuments in Arizona/Kurt Repanshek file

Tuzigoot and Montezuma Castle national monuments in Arizona will transition to a fully cashless fee system on March 1 and only accept mobile or electronic payments for entrance and permit fees.

In addition to accepting debit and credit cards payments in-person, visitors can purchase entrance passes in advance on Recreation.gov. Visitors purchasing from Recreation.gov will have a digital pass that can be stored on a mobile device or printed out. America the Beautiful Interagency annual and lifetime passes will continue to cover the cost of entry into the park, and must be shown in conjunction with proper ID.

Entrance fees are an important source of revenue used to improve the visitor experience in national parks, including road and facility repairs and maintenance, trail improvements, visitor and resource protection services, a park release said. Moving to a cashless system allows parks to be better stewards of visitor dollars by reducing the amount of time park staff spend managing cash, increasing the amount of fee revenue available to support critical projects and visitor services, improving accountability and reducing risk.

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