Entrance Fees and Passes
All park entrances (except Hetch Hetchy) are open 24 hours per day. If the entrance station is unstaffed when you arrive, you can pay on the way out. You can pay in advance (preferred) or upon arrival. We accept major credit cards and mobile payment services. We do not accept cash.
America the Beautiful—National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Passes do cover park entrance fees (but not reservation requirements or fees if they are in place).
Non-commercial car, pickup truck, RV, or van with 15 or fewer passenger seats - $35.00
This fee is valid for seven days.
Motorcycle - $30.00
This fee is valid for seven days. Cost is per motorcycle (not per person).
Foot, bicycle, horse, or non-commercial bus or van with more than 15 passenger seats - $20.00
This fee is valid for seven days. People 15 years and younger are free. Cost is per person.
Commercial Tour (sedan up to six seats) - $25.00
The fee is $25 plus $20 per person, not to exceed $105.
Commercial Tour (van, 7-15 seats, regardless of occupancy) - $125.00
Commercial Tour (mini bus, 16-25 seats, regardless of occupancy) - $200.00
Commercial Tour (motor coach, 26 or more seats, regardless of occupancy) - $300.00
Additionally, a commercial use authorization is required for all commercial passenger transportation operators.
Educational Fee WaiversEducational groups on a curriculum-based field trip may qualify for a fee waiver.
Annual and Lifetime Passes
Payment Methods and Locations
We currently accept credit/debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) only.
You may pay entrance fees at any park entrance (pay on the way out if the entrance station is unstaffed when you arrive).
Free Entrance Days
In 2023, entrance fees (but not other fees or reservation requirements) will be waived on:
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.
Last updated: February 27, 2023