The National Park Service collects entrance fees for a number of different projects, some of which exist in every park (like maintenance of roads, trail paths, and facilities) and some of which are unique. Entrance fees do not cover camping fees, permits, and concessionaire fees.

One of the best ways to take advantage of all our National Parks have to offer while also saving money is to obtain a park pass. There are several different types, some of which are annual and others that are lifetime passes. We break down each one below.

There are also a number of times each year when the National Park Service, in conjunction with other facilities like the National Forest Service, offer free entrance to encourage park use. Find 2017 Fee Free days below!

We encourage a small donation, as you can,  at any parks on fee free days or at parks who do not charge an entrance fee, in order to support these amazing places and ensure that the experiences found there can continue forever! They are OUR National Parks!

Entrance Fees by Park (A-Z)

Private Vehicle Fee: Admits access to all occupants of one, private vehicle, Ticket is good for 7 consecutive days, unless otherwise stated.

Motorcycle Fee: Admits access to up to two people on a single motorcycle. Ticket is good for 7 consecutive days, unless otherwise stated.

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): Also includes the fee for parks where per-person admittance is charged. Children under the age of 15 are free. Ticket is good for 7 consecutive days, unless otherwise stated.

Noncommercial group: For church, school, university, scouting groups who do not qualify for an educational waiver (see link to information and application for each park below), a fee is charged based on the number of seats in the vehicle, usually with a per-vehicle fee for a vehicle capacity of 1-15 and a per person fee in vehicles with a capacity of more than 16. The total amount charged can usually not exceed the cost of a similarly sized commercial group, usually less than $100. Please refer to the NPS.gov site for that park for more information.

(Park Name) National Park Annual Pass: Works similarly to the America the Beautiful Annual Pass in that it grants access to the cardholder and the occupants of their private vehicle, or up to 3 other adults if on foot, into the park or parks that the pass is for, for a year from the month in which the pass was purchased. This is a great pass to purchase if you live near and frequent one park.

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old Tour fees may still apply

“Educational fee waiver” – the link to the NPS.gov site for each park’s educational fee waiver – only for parks which charge an entrance fee. If you are leading a noncommercial group such as a school or scouting group, it is recommended you apply for the waiver, which if granted can waive entrance fees for that trip!

Is there a fee? Yes, seasonally (May through October)

Private Vehicle Fee: $25

Motorcycle Fee: $20

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $12/person

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $25

Noncommercial group 16+ seats: $12/person

Acadia National Park Annual Pass: $50

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? Yes

Private Vehicle Fee: $25

Motorcycle Fee: $15

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $10/person

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $25

Noncommercial group 16+ seats: $10/person

Southeast Utah Parks Annual Pass: $50 – includes access to Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? Yes

Private Vehicle Fee: $20

Motorcycle Fee: $10

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $10/person

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $7/person

Noncommercial group 16+ seats: $17/person

Badlands National Park Annual Pass: $40

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? Yes

Private Vehicle Fee: $25

Motorcycle Fee: $20

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $12/person

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $25

Noncommercial group 16+ seats: $12/person

Big Bend National Park Annual Pass: $50

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? No – although visitor’s center is on mainland and the rest of the park is only accessible by boat, so a boat rental fee may be necessary to access the majority of the park

 NPS Boat Tour  Info

Is there a fee? Yes

Private Vehicle Fee: $15

Motorcycle Fee: $15

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $7/person

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Annual Pass: $30

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? Yes

Private Vehicle Fee: $30

Motorcycle Fee: $25

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $15/person

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $15/person

Noncommercial group 16+ seats: $15/person

Bryce Canyon National Park Annual Pass: $35

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? Yes

Private Vehicle Fee: $25

Motorcycle Fee: $15

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $10/person

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $25

Noncommercial group 16+ seats: $10/person

Southeastern Utah Parks Annual Pass: $50 – includes access to both Arches and Canyonlands

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? Yes

Private Vehicle Fee: $10

Motorcycle Fee: $10

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $7/person

Capitol Reef National Park Annual Pass: $30

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? Yes – good for three days. Additional tour fees may apply

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $10/person

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? No – although a boat tour/rental fee may apply to access the majority of the park

NPS Boat Tour Info

Is there a fee? No – entrance is free.

NPS Canoe Tour Info

Is there a fee? Yes – Winter fees are currently in effect

Private Vehicle Fee: $10

Motorcycle Fee: $10

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $10/person

Crater Lake National Park Annual Pass: $30

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? No – entrance is free

Is there a fee? Yes

Private Vehicle Fee: $25

Motorcycle Fee: $20

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $12/person

Death Valley National Park Annual Pass: $50

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? Yes

Individual: $10/person

Denali National Park Annual Pass: $40

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

NPS Bus Tour Info 

Is there a fee? Yes – often included in seaplane or ferry tickets

Individual: $10/person

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

NPS Ferry Info 

Is there a fee? Yes

Private Vehicle Fee: $25

Motorcycle Fee: $20

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $8/person

Everglades National Park Annual Pass: $40

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

NPS Tour Info 

Is there a fee? No – although getting there may require fees (aircraft, etc)

NPS Transportation Info

Is there a fee? No – although getting there may require fees (aircraft, etc.)

NPS Transportation Info

Is there a fee? Yes – winter rates are slightly lower than regular rates posted below

Private Vehicle Fee: $30

Motorcycle Fee: $25

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $15/person

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $15/person

Noncommercial group 16+ seats: $15/person

Glacier National Park Annual Pass: $50

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? Yes

Private Vehicle Fee: $30

Motorcycle Fee: $25

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $15/person

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $30

Noncommercial group 16+ seats: $8/person

Tour Groups (inc. Rafting): $15/person

Grand Canyon National Park Annual Pass: $60

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? Yes – rates for just Grand Tetons and for both Grand Tetons and Yellowstone are available

Private Vehicle Fee: $30 ($50 for both)

Motorcycle Fee: $25 ($40 for both)

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $15/person ($20/for both)

Grand Teton National Park Annual Pass: $60

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? No – tours and other activities have fees

NPS Cave Tour Info

Is there a fee? Yes

Private Vehicle Fee: $15

Motorcycle Fee: $10

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $10/person

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $15

Noncommercial group 16+ seats: $7/person

Great Sand Dunes National Park Annual Pass: $30

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? No – entrance is free

Is there a fee? Yes

Individual: $5/person

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Annual Pass: $50

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? Yes – good for 3 days

Private Vehicle Fee: $20

Motorcycle Fee: $15

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $10/person

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $20

Noncommercial group 16+ seats: $10/person

Hawaii Tri-Park Annual Pass: $25 – includes access to Haleakala, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and Pu-uhonua ‘O Honaunau National Historical Park)

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? Yes

Private Vehicle Fee: $20

Motorcycle Fee: $15

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $10/person

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $20

Noncommercial group 16+ seats: $10/person

Hawaii Tri-Park Park Annual Pass: $25 – includes access to Haleakala, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and Pu-uhonua ‘O Honaunau National Historical Park

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? No – tours and museums are also free

Is there a fee? Yes – daily fee per user, charged before boat departure

Individual: $7/person per day

Isle Royale National Park Annual Pass: $60

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

NPS Transportation Info

Is there a fee? Yes

Private Vehicle Fee: $25

Motorcycle Fee: $12

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $12/person

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $25

Noncommercial group 16+ seats: $12/person

Joshua Tree National Park Annual Pass: $40

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? No – although getting there may require fees (aircraft, etc)

NPS Transportation Information

Is there a fee? No – although getting there may involve fees (aircraft, etc)

NPS Kayak Tour Info 

Is there a fee? Yes – entrance is included for both Sequioa National Park and Kings Canyon

Private Vehicle Fee: $30

Motorcycle Fee: $25

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $15/person

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $30

Noncommercial group 16+ seats: $15/person

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Annual Pass: $50 – includes admission to Kings Canyon National Park, Sequoia National Park, and Hume Lake District

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? Yes – entrance is included for both Sequioa National Park and Kings Canyon

Private Vehicle Fee: $30

Motorcycle Fee: $25

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $15/person

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $30

Noncommercial group 16+ seats: $15/person

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Annual Pass: $50 – includes admission to Kings Canyon National Park, Sequoia National Park, and Hume Lake District

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? No – although getting there may include fees (aircraft, etc)

NPS Guide to Air travel, etc

Is there a fee? No – although getting there may require fees (aircraft, etc)

NPS Guide to Air Travel etc

Is there a fee? Yes

Private Vehicle Fee: $20

Motorcycle Fee: $15

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $10/person

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $10/person

Noncommercial group 16+ seats: $10/person

Lassen Volcanic National Park Annual Pass: $40

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? No – although tours and other usages may require fees

NPS Tour Fee Info

Is there a fee? Yes – Increase will occur on May 1, 2017

Private Vehicle Fee: $15

Motorcycle Fee: $7/person

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $7/person

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $15

Noncommercial group 16+ seats: $7/person

Mesa Verde National Park Annual Pass: $40

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? Yes

Private Vehicle Fee: $25

Motorcycle Fee: $20

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $10/person

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $25

Noncommercial group 16+ seats: $10/person

Mount Rainier National Park Annual Pass: $50

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? No – although getting there will require fees (aircraft, etc)

Is there a fee? No – entrance is free

Is there a fee? Yes

Private Vehicle Fee: $25

Motorcycle Fee: $15

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $10/person

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $25

Noncommercial group 16+ seats: $10/person

Olympic National Park Annual Pass: $50

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? Yes

Private Vehicle Fee: $20

Motorcycle Fee: $15

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $10/person

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $5/person

Petrified Forest National Park Annual Pass: $30

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? Yes

Private Vehicle Fee: $15

Motorcycle Fee: $15

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $10/person

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $10/person

Pinnacles National Park Annual Pass: $25

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? No – although adjacent state parks charge day use fees, entrance to this national park is free

Is there a fee? Yes – 1 day or (7 day) pass available

Private Vehicle Fee: $20 ($30)

Motorcycle Fee: $20 ($25)

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $10/person ($15/person)

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $30

Noncommercial group 16+ seats: $15/person

Rocky Mountain National Park Annual Pass: $50

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? Yes

Private Vehicle Fee: $15

Motorcycle Fee: $10

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $5/person

Saguaro National Park Annual Pass: $35

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? Yes

Private Vehicle Fee: $25

Motorcycle Fee: $20

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $10/person

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $25

Shenandoah National Park Annual Pass: $50

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? Yes

Private Vehicle Fee: $25

Motorcycle Fee: $20

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $12/person

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $25

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Annual Pass: $50

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? No – although Trunk Bay requires a day pass

NPS Trunk Bay Info

Is there a fee? No – although camping and house boats require fees, as well as some tours

NPS Guided Tour Info 

NPS Camping and Houseboat Info 

Is there a fee? No – although tours may require fees

NPS Tour Info

Is there a fee? No – although getting there may require fees (aircraft, etc)

NPS Info on Getting to the Park

Is there a fee? Yes – rates for just Grand Tetons and for both Grand Tetons and Yellowstone are available

Private Vehicle Fee: $30 ($50 for both)

Motorcycle Fee: $25 ($40 for both)

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $15/person ($20/for both)

Noncommercial group 1-15 seats: $30 ($50 for both)

Noncommercial group 16+ seats: $15/person ($20/for both)

Yellowstone National Park Annual Pass: $60

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? Yes

Private Vehicle Fee: $30

Motorcycle Fee: $25

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $15/person

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $30

Noncommercial group 16+ seats: $15/person

Yosemite National Park Annual Pass: $60

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

Is there a fee? Yes

Private Vehicle Fee: $30

Motorcycle Fee: $25

Individual (Hiker/Biker, etc): $15/person

Noncommercial group 1-16 seats: $30

Noncommercial group 16+ seats: $15/person

Zion National Park Annual Pass: $50

America the Beautiful Passes: Accepted

Entrance is free for children up through the age of: 15 years old

Educational fee waiver

2017 Fee Free Days

There are 10 fee free days in 2017! Get out and explore your National Parks with no entrance fee.

1/16 – Martin Luther King Jr Day

2/20 – Presidents’ Day

4/15 – 4/16 – National Park Week (Weekend 1)

4/22 – 4/23 – National Park Week (Weekend 2)

8/25 – National Park Service Birthday

9/30 – National Public Lands Day

11/11 – 11/12 Veteran’s Day Weekend

America the Beautiful Passes

Senior Pass

$10

  • Lifetime pass for seniors aged 62+
  • Offers access to over 2000 Federal Recreation sites

Every Kid in a Park

$0 - Free

  • Free to all 4th Graders and their Families
  • Grants access to over 2000 Federal Recreation sites to card holders and their vehicle/up to 4 adults

Volunteer Pass

$0 - Free

  • A free Annual Pass gifted to those who have volunteered 250 hours or more at Federal Recreation sites
  • A great way to say “Thank You” to those who volunteer to make our Park experiences better!

Military Pass

$0 - Free

  • Free Annual Pass for Active military and their families
  • Proper identification is required
  • Grants access to over 2000 Federal Recreation sites to card holders and their vehicle/+3 adults

Access Pass

$0 - Free

  • Free lifetime pass for those with permanent disabilities
  • Proper documentation required
  • Grants access to over 2000 Federal Recreation sites to card holders and their vehicle/+3 adults

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