Fees & Passes

No entrance pass required

An entrance pass is not required to access Channel Islands National Park.

Other National Park Service sites may require an entrance pass or fee. Depending on your trip plans, an interagency pass may save you money.

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:



Public Notice: Federal Land Passes No Longer Available for Sale at Channel Islands National Park
As of July 1, 2015, Channel Islands National Park will no longer sell federal lands passes. The federal lands passes, including versions for seniors, active military, and the disabled, cover entrance fees at national parks and other federal lands. There is no fee to enter Channel Islands National Park.

All federal land passes can be obtained or purchased at parks that charge an entrance fee as well as other federal recreation sites. To find a location near you that issues these interagency passes, search the  list of all federal recreation sites where the passes are issued, including national parks..

Also, most passes can be purchased either online, by phone or by mail at the USGS Online Store as well as most sporting good stores like REI locations.

Military passes must be obtained in person and are available locally at Los Padres National Forest headquarters in Ojai and Santa Barbara or Angeles National Forest headquarters in Arcadia. It is recommended you call ahead before you purchase your pass at these locations.

More information is available at https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm.


Camping Fees

For information on campground fees and reservations, visit our Camping page.

Last updated: November 20, 2023

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