Fees & Passes

Overview of entrance requirements

All visitors MUST have

Entrance Passes

Standard Entrance Pass

$5.00

An entrance pass is required to enter Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Entrance passes are valid for one day.

Required for visitors age 16+ entering on foot or by bicycle. Valid for one day.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Island Ford Visitor Center

    Credit/Debit Only

Private vehicle pass admits one private vehicle and its occupants for one day.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Island Ford Visitor Center

    Credit/Debit Only

Valid for one motorcycle and its occupant(s) for one day.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Island Ford Visitor Center

    Credit/Debit Only

Annual Entrance - Park

$40.00
Frequent visitors may save money with an annual entrance pass. The park annual pass admits the cardholder and the other persons in a private vehicle to the park. You may purchase the pass online or in person at the Island Ford Visitor Center. America the Beautiful passes are also accepted.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Island Ford Visitor Center

    Credit/Debit Only

2024 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone (other fees may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:

 

Displaying your pass

If you have a physical pass card:

Display your pass signature side up on your vehicle's dashboard or hang it from your rear view mirror with a provided hang-tag with the signature facing the windshield.

If you purchase a digital pass:

Passes are checked by the license plate you input when you purchased your pass on recreation.gov. You do not need to display a printed pass at Chattahoochee River.

Reservations are not available

Please note that an entrance pass, including a day pass, is not a reservation in the park. There is no guarantee that parking will be available. If you intend to use a day pass you may want to wait to purchase your pass until you have parked your vehicle. QR codes to the payment website are posted in the parking lot for your convenience, or you may buy online at recreation.gov.

If you received a fee notice

Forgot to pay your fee? Fee notices can be processed through Pay.gov. Please enter the ticket number when filling out the form.

 
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Your fee dollars at work

The entrance fee you pay at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area makes 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 services and protect resources. The park has been able to renovate the restroom facility near diving rock beach and install interpretive exhibits in the Island Ford Visitor Center with fee money. Learn more about Your Dollars At Work in the park.

When you park your vehicle in the park your proof of payment is a CRNRA Daily Pass, a CRNRA Annual Pass, or an America the Beautiful Pass. The pass must be displayed from the inside rear view mirror, or on the dashboard, of your vehicle making sure the face of the pass is visible from the outside.

 

Last updated: February 16, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1978 Island Ford Parkway
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Phone:

678-538-1200
Call 770-992-6585 for non-emergency law enforcement assistance for any event that does not pose a direct threat to the health and safety of visitors or employees. Examples of when to call 770-992-6585 are for property crime (car break-ins, vandalism), suspicious activity, or a threat to the park's resources (digging). Dial 911 when there is a direct threat to the health and safety of visitors or employees. Examples of when to dial 911 are for missing person, fire, physical altercation, or injury.

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