Travel Tips 

Toll Roads: What You Need to Know

If you’re visiting the United States and any of its national parks, you may be surprised to discover toll roads on your trip. The unexpected fees can quickly throw you and your team into a bad mood. So you’re prepared to face these travel obstacles, we’ve got some advice to share with you.
Prepared By:

Patricia R.

Adventurer & Photographer

Start with Gratitude

A toll road requires money for passage – but it’s for a good cause. The money is used to make up for road construction, maintenance, or refurbishment costs. So, before you grumble, remember that tolls are to thank. They keep the roads in derivable condition, and keep you safe! Having a sunny attitude about a minor difficulty like this will help you have a better vacation. What’s a road trip without hurdles, anyway?

Know Before You Go

Consult a toll map before your trip, so you know where they are in relation to the route you’ll be taking. This will help you prepare the proper funds for your journey. On some toll routes, cameras may take photos of your license plate and bill you later, so you don’t always have to stop. Others require payment in cash or by credit or debit card before proceeding. Either way, it’s good to know what you’ll find. Looking at a map can help you plan an alternate route, should there be an abundance of toll roads in your way. There are toll roads en route to many of the national parks, so they’re important to note before setting out. Also, it’s worthwhile to note that all national parks require a separate entry fee. For example, Yellowstone costs $50. Try and stay aware of the fees that may be involved on your travels, and be ready for whatever your trip brings. You won’t regret it, trust us on that one. 

Additional Questions?

If you have questions about how to plan your road trip, or how to prepare for your national park vacation, contact us through the Visit USA Parks website. Together, we can create a plan a vacation experience that’s truly unforgettable.

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