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:
Examples of non-commercial groups include church groups and Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
* Non-commercial Exceptions
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.
The following passes admit the pass owner and any accompanying passengers in a private car. For details about winter use pass eligibility, see the individual descriptions.
Learn more about the America the Beautiful - the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program at http://store.usgs.gov/pass/general.html. The Interagency Passes listed here have replaced the Golden Eagle, Golden Age, and Golden Access Passports, as well as 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:
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.