Fees & Passes

Visitors Paying the Park Fee at the Annie Spring Entrance Station

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Park Entrance Fee

When you arrive at the park, 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

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

A variety of other pass options are available, both in the park and online. Learn more here. They include:
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 - Free
Annual pass for 5th graders - Free
Annual pass for military personnel and dependents - Free
Lifetime entry for military veterans and Gold Star families - Free
Lifetime pass for people with permanent disabilities - Free
Annual pass for volunteers - Free

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: January 12, 2021

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Crater Lake National Park
PO Box 7

Crater Lake , OR 97604


541 594-3000

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