Fees & Passes

Car at Entrance Station with American Flag on a pole and the Teton Range in the distance
Moose Entrance

NPS Photo/C. Adams

Did you know that the fees you pay when visiting Grand Teton National Park support the visitor services you require today, and protect park resources for future generations?

Under the authorized Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA), national parks are allowed to keep 80% of all fees collected and to use that money to fund important projects that improve visitor services and protect natural and cultural resources for future generations. In Grand Teton National Park, your fees allow us to spend approximately $9 million per year on park projects such as roads, trails, multi-use pathway, accessibility, restoration of wildlife habitat, rehabilitation and stabilization of historic structures, visitor maps, and brochures.

 
 

Digital Passes Available

Whether you're planning a single visit or coming back multiple times a year, enjoy the convenience of purchasing a Grand Teton National Park site-specific digital pass online before you arrive. You have immediate access to your digital pass and can easily download it on your phone or tablet. Your pass will also be emailed as a PDF and can be printed out for display when you arrive.

Yellowstone National Park collects a separate entrance fee. Visitors to both parks should consider an America the Beautiful—The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass which you can purchase at park entrance stations.
 

Purchase Passes

 

Fees and Passes

These fees provide the visitor with a 7-day entrance permit for Grand Teton National Park. Yellowstone National Park collects a separate entrance fee. Visitors to both parks should consider an America the Beautiful—The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. 
 
No entrance fee is charged for the John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway. 

Grand Teton Entrance Fee - Private Vehicle - $35.00 

Park entrance fee for 7 days for a private, non-commercial vehicle. 

Grand Teton Entrance Fee - Motorcycle - $30.00 

Park entrance for 7 days per private motorcycle. 

Grand Teton Entrance Fee - Hiker/Biker - $20.00 

Park entrance fee for 7 days for each visitor 16 years and older entering by foot, bicycle, ski, etc. 
 

Commercial Entrance Fees-Road Based Tours 

Operators conducting road-based tours may legally operate in the park by either holding a CUA or paying the Commercial Tour Entrance Fee. All other commercial operators providing services authorized by a CUA must obtain a CUA to legally operate within the park. 

Road-based tour operators using the commercial tour entrance fee must identify themselves at park entrance stations. Commercial tour entrance fees are based on seating capacity of the vehicle. Seating capacity of 1-6 is $25 PLUS $20 per person; 7-15 is $125; 16-25 is $200 and 26+ is $300. 

The conditions of using the Commercial Tour Entrance Fee are as follows:  

  • Commercial groups shall not construct any structures, fixtures, or improvements in the park area. This includes tents, canopies, or picnic tables, except when occupying a paid campsite. 

  •  Commercial groups are prohibited from conducting tour activities in or from entering areas that could be considered residential in nature to include administrative areas, service areas, employee housing areas, lodging/cabin areas, and campgrounds.  

  • Tours and interpretive services provided by commercial groups (including but not limited to guide dialog, tour narration and wildlife viewing) are permitted inside the vehicle, on paved roads, and at paved designated turnouts and parking areas only. Tours may not stop on the roadway or the road shoulder.   

  • Commercial group representatives or guides may not accompany clients on park trails or pathways.  

  • Commercial groups are prohibited from picnicking at the String Lake Picnic Area. This restriction does not apply to groups with Commercial Use Authorizations. 

Passes are available at entrances and permits desks at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center and the Colter Bay Visitor Center. Entrance into the park with a pass requires a driver's license or other form of picture identification. Available passes are described below: 

Grand Teton Annual Pass - $70.00 

Pass is valid for one year through the month of purchase. Park Annual Pass provides entrance to pass holder and accompanying passengers in a single private non-commercial vehicle to Grand Teton National Park. Purchase your pass at one of Grand Teton's park entrances and permits desks at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center and the Colter Bay Visitor Center. 

America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes 

America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes 

The America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series includes different options of interagency passes that provide access to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas across the United States. 

Passes cover: 

  • entrance fees at National Park Service and US Fish and Wildlife sites 

  • standard amenity fees (day-use fees) at Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, US Forest Service, and US Army Corps of Engineers sites 

In general, passes cover the above types of fees for everyone in a personal vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas or up to four adults at sites that charge per person. Children ages 15 or under are admitted free. Two lifetime passes (Senior and Access) provide additional benefits, such as a 50-percent discount on camping at some sites. Always check with individual sites for details. 

Interagency passes include: 

  • Annual Pass: $80 

  • Annual Military Pass: Free* 

  • Annual Fourth Grade Pass for US students in fourth grade: Free 

  • Annual Senior Pass: $20 

  • Lifetime Senior Pass: $80 

  • Lifetime Access Pass: Free 

  • Annual Volunteer Pass: Free (250 hours of volunteer service at any of the six participating federal agencies is required) 

*A new program that provides free access for US military veterans and Gold Star Family members took effect in fall 2020 as a way to thank them for their support of our country and to encourage them to explore recreational opportunities on their public lands and waters. Find detailed information about who qualifies, acceptable forms of identification, and how to download a Gold Star Family voucher. 

The above passes replace the Golden Eagle, Golden Age and Golden Access Passports as well as the National Parks Pass. These passes will remain valid until they expire or are lost or stolen. 

Pathway - Bike, skate, or hike 

Entrance permits are required on the park's Pathway and are available for purchase at the Automated Fee Station adjacent to the Moose Entrance Station. Weekly and annual passes also available. If you have previously purchased an entrance permit, please carry it with you while on the pathway. 

Schools or other bona fide educational institutions (accredited, officially recognized, or tax exempt for educational purposes) may request an educational fee waiver. The fee waiver will allow qualifying groups free entry into the park for educational or scientific purposes. Learn more about the Education Fee Waiver. 
 

Last updated: October 7, 2022

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Moose , WY 83012

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