Free Entrance Days
Check out the list of Free Entrance Days in the National Parks coming up this year.
Park Entrance Fee
When you arrive at the park, you can pay your entrance fee with a debit or credit card. Your fees are put to work improving visitor services and facilities, learn more here: Your Fee Dollars at Work . Thank you for supporting your national parks! If you want to see what we are using funds for at this park, please check out our park specific Your Dollars at Work page.
Annual Park Pass
Come here often? Consider purchasing an annual pass. The park's annual pass costs $45 and is valid at Petrified Forest National Park. It admits the pass owner and all accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle. The pass is available to purchase in the park at the entrance stations and is good for one year from the month of issue.
America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes
A variety of other pass options are available, both in park and online. Learn more here: National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program. The passes listed below are passes valid at all national parks and federal fee areas good for one year from the month of issue. They include:
If you are conducting an income generating tour of the park, you are subject to commercial tour fees. Fees for commercial vehicles are based on the capacity of the vehicle, not the number of passengers on board, and are valid for 7 days:
A commercial tour consists of one or more persons traveling on an itinerary that has been packaged, priced, or sold for leisure/recreational purposes by an organization that realizes financial gain through the provision of the service. Falling within this definition are tours which require the use of a vehicle: bus, van, or sedan as the primary means of transport during the road-based tour. The tour operator is using National Park Service roads as the primary means of accomplishing the tour.
Non-Commercial Fees for Organized Groups
WARNING: Removal of petrified wood or any natural or cultural object is strictly prohibited and punishable by federal law. Make sure all passengers are aware of park regulations and that they follow resource protection and safety guidelines. The tour guides may be held responsible for the actions of their clients.
Last updated: April 17, 2022