It is free to visit Cowpens National Battlefield.
Some activities, such as reserving the picnic shelter, commercial photography, weddings, commercial tours, First Amendment activities and scientific research require a Special Use Permit. Visitors must pick up an application for a Special Use Permit in person at the visitor center from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Other activities may require permits if there is the potential for interference with visitor use, congestion of a highly visited area, or possible impact on park resources.
It is not necessary to have National Park or Federal Land passes in order to visit Cowpens National Battlefield, as the site does not charge any fees. As a result, we do not have passes for purchase or acquisition available. However, some of the Federal Land Passes can be purchased or requisitioned online.
The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series
A pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. A pass covers entrance and standard amenity fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person). Children age 15 or under are admitted free.
Please note that the passes are not sold and distributed at Cowpens National Battlefield. The following passes make up the series:
America the Beautiful Annual Pass
Senior Pass (Formerly Golden Age)
Annual Pass for U.S. Military
The five agencies that participate in the Inter-Agency Pass Program are:
Last updated: May 12, 2023