Fees & Passes

Visitors Paying the Park Fee at the Annie Spring Entrance Station

Free Entrance Days

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Park Entrance Fee

No reservations are needed to enter the park. When you arrive, you can pay by credit card (preferred) or cash. Your fees are put to work improving visitor services and facilities. Thank you for supporting your national parks!

  • Private Vehicles - $30 in the summer (May 22-October 31), $20 in the winter (November 1-May 21). Admits one private, non-commercial vehicle (15-passenger capacity or less) and all occupants. Good for 7 days.
  • Motorcycles - $25 in the summer (May 22-October 31), $15 in the winter (November 1-May 21). Admits one or two passengers on a private, non-commercial motorcycle. Good for 7 days.
  • Bicycles & Pedestrians - $15 per individual. Admits one individual with no motor vehicle (bicyclist, hiker, pedestrian). Youth 15 and under are admitted free of charge. Good for 7 days.
  • Commercial Vehicles - Fees for commercial vehicles are based on the capacity of the vehicle, not the number of passengers on board:
    Capacity of 1 to 6 passengers - $25 + $15 per passenger
    Capacity of 7 to 15 passengers - $75
    Capacity of 16 to 25 passengers - $100
    Capacity of 26 or more passengers - $200
    Note: All individuals, organizations, and businesses that lead commercial trips in the park (or receive monetary gain from commercial activities in the park) must apply for a commercial use authorization prior to entering.

Annual Park Pass

Come here often? Consider purchasing an annual pass. The park's annual pass costs $55 and is valid at Crater Lake National Park as well as Lava Beds National Monument. It admits the pass owner and all accompanying passengers in a single, private, noncommercial vehicle (or the pass owner plus up to three people when entry is by other means). The pass is available for purchase in the park or online and is good for one year from the month of issue.

Other Special Passes

The following passes are valid for entry at Crater Lake National Park, and may be obtained in the park at an entrance station or online. Learn more here.
Annual pass to all national parks and federal fee areas - $80
Annual pass for seniors - $20
Lifetime pass for seniors - $80
Annual pass for 4th graders
Annual pass for military personnel and dependents
Lifetime entry for military veterans and Gold Star families
Lifetime pass for people with permanent disabilities
Annual pass for volunteers

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Arrive Ready to Explore with a Pre-Paid Park Pass!

The following passes may be purchased online in advance of your visit:
Crater Lake Annual Pass (available year-round)
7-day pass for private vehicles (only available at the entrance station, not on-line, between June 1 and October 14)
7-day pass for bicycles, pedestrians, and snowmobiles (only available at the entrance station, not on-line, between June 1 and October 14)


Academic Fee Waivers

Schools and other academic instituitions can apply for a waiver of park entrance fees, provided that their visit is for educational or scientific purposes. Learn more about academic fee waivers here.

Last updated: July 26, 2022

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Crater Lake National Park
PO Box 7

Crater Lake , OR 97604


541 594-3000

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