Fees & Passes

Plan Your Visit

Key Information

  1. Get an entrance pass

    All visitors must have one of these entrance passes:

    Pass Price
    Standard Pass $10.00
    America the Beautiful Pass (includes Senior Passes) FREE–$80.00

    Help me choose an entrance pass

  2. Plan to go cashless

    This park does not accept cash.

Choosing an Entrance Pass

Do you have or qualify for a discounted America the Beautiful Pass?

If you already have an America the Beautiful—the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, that's the only entrance pass you need. Seniors, military, visitors with a permanent disability, and families with a 4th grader are eligible for a free or discounted America the Beautiful pass.

America the Beautiful Pass

How often do you plan to visit national parks in the next 12 months?

If you don't qualify for a discounted America the Beautiful pass, we recommend choosing an entrance pass based on your trip plans.

I'm visiting... We recommend
This park, once Standard Pass
More than one national park or federal recreation site America the Beautiful Pass

Entrance Passes

Point Park Passes may be purchased at the Point Park Entrance Station, on Lookout Mountain.

Standard Entrance Pass


Entrance fees are ONLY required to access Point Park, on Lookout Mountain. Access to ALL other park units is FREE.

Entrance fees only apply to Point Park, on Lookout Mountain. If you plan to visit Chickamauga Battlefield, parts of Lookout Mountain Battlefield, exclusive of Point Park, Missionary Ridge, Orchard Knob, Signal Point, or Moccasin Bend National Archeological District, entrance to the park areas is FREE.

America the Beautiful—the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

A stack of all six versions of the America the Beautiful Pass

Covers entrance fees and standard amenity (day-use) fees at lands managed by

  • National Park Service
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service
  • US Forest Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • US Army of Corps of Engineers

Depending on the type of entrance fee charged at a site, covers
One private vehicle fee
Four per person fees

Type Available to Price
Annual Pass Everyone $80.00
Annual Senior Pass US citizens and permanent residents 62+ years old $20.00
Lifetime Senior Pass US citizens and permanent residents 62+ years old $80.00
Annual Military Pass Current US military and dependents Free
Lifetime Military Pass Gold Star Family members and veterans Free
Access Pass US citizens and permanent residents with permanent disability Free
4th Grade Pass US 4th graders Free
Volunteer Pass Federal recreation site volunteers with 250 service hours Free

America the Beautiful Passes are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Passholders must show valid photo identification (ID) with each pass.

How to Get an America the Beautiful Pass

In Person (Recommended)

Passes can be purchased or picked up at over 1,000 federal recreation sites.

Purchase and pickup locations

Order Online, Receive by Mail

To receive your pass by mail, order online at the USGS Online Store . Online orders are for physical passes, not digital passes, and may take up to three weeks to be processed and delivered. Order receipts may not be used in place of a physical pass. We recommend ordering at least three weeks in advance of your visit, or picking up a pass in person instead.

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, including timed entry or reservation fees, may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:

Buy Your Pass Online


Chickamauga Battlefield:
No Entrance Fee
Cravens House on historic Lookout Mountain:
No Fees Charged
Point Park at Lookout Mountain Battlefield:
ADULT $10.00 Per Person - Entrance good for 7 days
(Age 16 years or older)

(Age 15 and under)

For entry to Point Park, a part of Lookout Mountain Battlefield, Daily Site Passes (Entrance Fees) and Annual Site Passes may be purchased in-person at the Point Park entrance gate. They are also available for purchase at Recreation.gov

Please note that Point Park Entrance Fees may be purchased only with a credit card at this time.

School groups may request an academic fee waiver if you make reservations at least two weeks prior to your visit.

America the Beautiful National Park Passes, such as the Senior Pass, Access Pass, Annual Pass, Military Pass, and 4th Grade Pass may be purchased at the fee booth inside the gate at Point Park. Please note that pass availability might vary from day to day. If you plan to visit Point Park in order to purchase a pass, please call the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786 to confirm pass availability for that day.

For additional information about where to buy a pass for all National Park Service sites, either in person or online, please visit the America The Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreation Lands Pass website.

Last updated: November 29, 2023

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