Entrance Fees & Passes

Overview of entrance requirements

All visitors MUST have

Entrance Passes

Standard Entrance Pass

$20.00–$35.00

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks charge an entrance fee whenever park entrances are open. Reservations are not accepted or required. The entrance fee amount varies depending on how a visitor arrives at the park, and whether they are part of a commercial tour group or not.

This pass is valid for 1-7 days and includes everyone traveling in a single vehicle for Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and Hume Lake District of Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Ash Mountain Entrance Station

    Cash or Credit/Debit

  • Big Stump Entrance Station

    Cash or Credit/Debit

This entry fee is for a single person traveling on foot or by bicycle. It is valid for 1-7 days in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and Hume Lake District of Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Ash Mountain Entrance Station

    Cash or Credit/Debit

  • Big Stump Entrance Station

    Cash or Credit/Debit

This pass is valid for 1-7 days and includes everyone traveling on a motorcycle, scooter, or similar motorized vehicle for Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and Hume Lake District of Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Ash Mountain Entrance Station

    Cash or Credit/Debit

  • Big Stump Entrance Station

    Cash or Credit/Debit

For Organizations & Businesses

Non-commercial groups traveling in vehicles that have a capacity of up to 15 passengers pay a $35 vehicle entrance fee or use a park pass. Groups traveling in a bus or vehicle with a capacity of 16 persons or more are charged $20 per person, up to the maximums listed for commercial groups with comparable passenger capacity ($100 or $200). People 15 years old or younger, anyone with a pass that may be used for park entry, and drivers hired for transportation only are exempt from the per person fee.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Ash Mountain Entrance Station

    Cash or Credit/Debit

  • Big Stump Entrance Station

    Cash or Credit/Debit

This entrance fee is for commercial tours of vehicles with a seating capacity of 7-15 people that has been packaged, priced, or sold for leisure or recreational purposes by an organization that realizes financial gain through the provision of the service. This fee is based on the seating capacity of the vehicle and not the actual number of passengers. Passenger ages or entrance passes do not affect the price.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Ash Mountain Entrance Station

    Cash or Credit/Debit

  • Big Stump Entrance Station

    Cash or Credit/Debit

This entrance fee is for commercial tours of vehicles with a seating capacity of 16-25 people that has been packaged, priced, or sold for leisure or recreational purposes by an organization that realizes financial gain through the provision of the service. This fee is based on the seating capacity of the vehicle and not the actual number of passengers. Passenger ages or entrance passes do not affect the price.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Ash Mountain Entrance Station

    Cash or Credit/Debit

  • Big Stump Entrance Station

    Cash or Credit/Debit

This entrance fee is for commercial tours of vehicles with a seating capacity of 26 or more people that has been packaged, priced, or sold for leisure or recreational purposes by an organization that realizes financial gain through the provision of the service. This fee is based on the seating capacity of the vehicle and not the actual number of passengers. Passenger ages or entrance passes do not affect the price.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Ash Mountain Entrance Station

    Cash or Credit/Debit

  • Big Stump Entrance Station

    Cash or Credit/Debit

The charge for vehicles with a seating capacity of 1-6 passengers is $25, plus $20 per passenger, with a maximum total fee of $75. This entrance fee is for commercial tours of one or more people traveling on an itinerary that has been packaged, priced, or sold for leisure or recreational purposes by an organization that realizes financial gain through the provision of the service. Passenger ages or entrance passes do not affect the price.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Ash Mountain Entrance Station

    Cash or Credit/Debit

  • Big Stump Entrance Station

    Cash or Credit/Debit

Annual Entrance - Park

Annual Entrance - Park

$70.00
This pass is valid for Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and Hume Lake Ranger District of Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument for one year from the month of purchase. The pass admits all passengers in a private vehicle and is non-transferable.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Ash Mountain Entrance Station

    Cash or Credit/Debit

  • Big Stump Entrance Station

    Cash or Credit/Debit

2024 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone (other fees may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:

 

2023 Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Fee-free Day

  • Sunday, December 10, 2023 — Annual Trek to the Nation's Christmas Tree event in Grant Grove.

No reservations are required to enter Sequoia and Kings Canyon.

Advance purchasing of entrance fees is not available for Commercial Vehicles.

80% of your entrance and camping fees directly fund projects that improve your experience here.

Learn more about projects funded by entrance fees. The parks appreciate your support!

Free Entrance Passes Through Every Kid Outdoors Program

Are you a fourth-grade student? If so, you and your family get free access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year, including Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. To obtain a pass, fourth grade students can visit the bilingual Every Kid Outdoors website, participate in a short educational activity, and then download a paper voucher to print and bring with them to visit the parks. With the fourth-grader, the pass admits all children under 16 and all adults in up to one passenger vehicle. Commercial vehicles can't use this pass for entry. The pass does not cover camping and activity fees. Be sure to visit Every Kid Outdoors and print your pass before you arrive.

 

Academic Fee Waivers

Schools and other educational groups may qualify for an academic fee waiver. If you'd like to apply, submit your information at least two weeks before your trip.

Last updated: October 2, 2023

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