Fees & Passes

Your Fees Benefit the Park

The fees you pay when visiting Yellowstone make a difference! Under the Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act, national parks keep 80% of all fees collected and use that money to fund critical projects that improve visitor services and protect natural and cultural resources.

In Yellowstone, your fees will allow us to spend approximately $8.8 million per year on local projects such as:

  • road overlays, patching, chipseal, drainage, and erosion control
  • accessibility improvements for people with disabilities
  • increased monitoring and mitigation of park resources including native fish restoration and aquatic invasive species mitigation
  • campground upgrades
  • rehabilitation of park structures
  • radio and utility systems repairs
 

Entrance Fees

7-day Passes

Entrance Pass for... Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
Private, non-commercial vehicle $30 $50
Motorcycle $25 $40
Individuals by foot, bicycle, ski, etc. $15 $20 per person 16 and older
Non-commercial bus or vehicle with capacity of 16 people or more* $15 $20 per person 16 and older

Examples of non-commercial groups include church groups and Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

* Non-commercial Exceptions

  • School groups and other bona fide national and international academic institutions may be eligible for an Academic Fee Waiver.
  • Anyone 15 years or younger is exempt from paying an entrance fee.
  • Passes may be used for entry as defined on the back of the pass.

Commercial Tours

Commercial bus tours are subject to a separate fee schedule based upon the seating capacity of the bus. These fees will remain the same, valid in both Yellowstone and Grand Teton until June 1, 2016 when a separate fee will be charged for each Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park.

  • Commercial Sedan (1-6 seats): $25, plus $15 per person
  • Commercial Van (7-15 seats, regardless of occupancy): $125
  • Commercial Mini Bus (16-25 seats, regardless of occupancy): $200
  • Commercial Motor Coach (26 or more seats, regardless of occupancy): $300
 

Passes

These passes admit the pass owner and any accompanying passengers in a private car:

  • Yellowstone National Park Annual Pass: $60
    Annual pass providing free entrance to Yellowstone National Park for one year; valid through the month of purchase.

America the Beautiful—National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands (Interagency) Pass Program. This Interagency pass program provides five pass options:

  • Interagency Annual Pass: $80
    Annual pass covering entrance and standard amenity fees for national parks and other federal fee areas; valid through the month of purchase.

  • Interagency Annual Pass for US Military: Free
    Annual pass covering entrance and standard amenity fees for all national parks and other federal fee areas. Free to US military personnel and their dependents with proper identification (current CAC Card or DD Form 1173 required).

  • Interagency Senior Pass: $10
    Lifetime admission and discount pass for US citizens or permanent residents who are age 62 and older.

  • Interagency Access Pass: Free
    Lifetime admission and discount pass for US citizens or permanent residents with documentation of permanent disability.

  • Interagency Volunteer Pass: Free
    Annual pass for volunteers with 250 cumulative service hours with federal agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program.

Learn more about the America the Beautiful - the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass or "Interagency" Pass Program. As of 2007, the Interagency Passes replace the Golden Eagle, Golden Age, and Golden Access Passports, and the National Parks Pass. These passes will remain valid until they expire or are lost or stolen.

 

Free Entrance Days

In 2015, entrance fees will be waived on:

  • January 19 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • February 14-16 (Washington's Birthday/Presidents Day weekend)
  • April 18-19 (National Park Week's opening weekend)
  • August 25 (National Park Service's 99th birthday)
  • September 26 (National Public Lands Day)
  • November 11 (Veterans Day)

If your visit during a free day extends beyond the free day(s) and you re-enter the park after the free day, you will be required to pay the regular entrance fee.

This free entry includes: entrance fees and commercial tour fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

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