Fees & Passes

Your Fees Benefit the Park

The fees you pay when visiting Yellowstone make a difference! Under the Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act, national parks keep 80% of all fees collected and use that money to fund critical projects that improve visitor services and protect natural and cultural resources.

In Yellowstone, your fees will allow us to spend approximately $8.8 million per year on local projects such as:

  • road overlays, patching, chipseal, drainage, and erosion control
  • accessibility improvements for people with disabilities
  • increased monitoring and mitigation of park resources including native fish restoration and aquatic invasive species mitigation
  • campground upgrades
  • rehabilitation of park structures
  • radio and utility systems repairs
 

Entrance Fees

7-day Passes

Entrance Pass for... Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
Private, non-commercial vehicle $30 $50
Motorcycle or Snowmobile* $25 $40
Individuals by foot, bicycle, ski, etc. $15 per person 16 and older $20 per person 16 and older
Non-commercial bus or vehicle with capacity of 16 people or more** $15 per person 16 and older $20 per person 16 and older

*Snowmobile permitted in Yellowstone only;entry by guided tour or permit.

**Examples of non-commercial groups include church groups and scouts.

Non-commercial Exceptions

  • School groups and other bona fide national and international academic institutions may be eligible for an Academic Fee Waiver.
  • Anyone 15 years or younger is exempt from paying an entrance fee.
  • Passes may be used for entry as defined on the back of the pass.

Commercial Tours

Commercial bus tours are subject to a separate fee schedule based upon the seating capacity of the vehicle. The fees listed below cover entry for Yellowstone National Park.

Fee schedule by vehicle capacity:

  • Commercial Sedan (1-6 seats): $25, plus $15 per person
  • Commercial Van (7-15 seats, regardless of occupancy): $125
  • Commercial Mini Bus (16-25 seats, regardless of occupancy): $200
  • Commercial Motor Coach (26 or more seats, regardless of occupancy): $300
 

Passes

The following passes admit the pass owner and any accompanying passengers in a private car. For details about winter use pass eligibility, see the individual descriptions.

  • Yellowstone National Park Annual Pass: $60
    Annual pass covering the entrance to Yellowstone National Park for one year; Valid for 1 year through the month of purchase . Winter use: On a snowmobile, admits the signers and children (residing in the same household under the age of 21). In a snowcoach or shuttle, it admits the signers and up to three additional persons (16 and older) for a total of four people.
  • Interagency Annual Pass: $80
    Annual pass covering entrance and standard amenity fees for national parks and other federal fee areas; Valid for 1 year through the month of purchase . Winter use: On a snowmobile, admits the signers and children (residing in the same household under the age of 21). In a snowcoach or shuttle, it admits the signers and up to three additional persons (16 and older) for a total of four people.

  • Interagency Annual Pass for US Military: Free
    Annual pass covering entrance and standard amenity fees for all national parks and other federal fee areas. Free to US military personnel and their dependents with proper identification (current CAC Card or qualified DD Form 1173 required). Winter use: On a snowmobile, admits the signers and children (residing in the same household under the age of 21). In a snowcoach or shuttle, it admits the signers and up to three additional persons (16 and older) for a total of four people.

  • Interagency 4th Grader Pass: Free
    Available to U.S. 4th Graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age). Valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through the following summer (September to August). Winter use: On a snowmobile, admits the student and qualified snowmobile operator. In a snowcoach or shuttle, admits the student and up to three additional persons (16 and older) for a total of four people.

  • Interagency Senior Pass: $10
    Lifetime admission and discount pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are age 62 and older. Winter use: On a snowmobile, admits the signer. In a snowcoach or shuttle, admits signer and up to three additional persons (16 and older) for a total of four people.

  • Interagency Access Pass: Free
    Lifetime admission and discount pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with documentation of permanent disability. Winter use: On a snowmobile, admits the signer. In a snowcoach or shuttle, admits signer and up to three additional persons (16 and older) for a total of four people.

  • Interagency Volunteer Pass: Free
    Annual pass for volunteers with 250 cumulative service hours with federal agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program. Winter use: On a snowmobile, admits the signer. In a snowcoach or shuttle, admits signer and up to three additional persons (16 and older) for a total of four people.

Learn more about the America the Beautiful - the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program at http://store.usgs.gov/pass/general.html. The Interagency Passes listed here have replaced 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.

 

Free Entrance Days

Let's celebrate! The National Park Service is turning 100 years old in 2016. On 16 days in '16, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone! Check out the dates @ Free Entrance Days in the National Parks.

If your visit during a free day extends beyond the free day(s) and you re-enter the park after the free day, you will be required to pay the regular entrance fee.

This free entry includes: entrance fees and commercial tour fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168

Phone:

(307) 344-7381
Recorded information. For road and weather information, please dial 307-344-2117.

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