Fees & Passes

 

Entrance Fees and Passes

 

Entrance Fees

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. Currently, we only accept credit cards. America the Beautiful—National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Passes do cover park entrance fees (but not reservation fees or requirements).

From May 20 through September 30, 2022 this will be a three-day pass (but will be valid for the duration of an overnight reservation inside the park, even if it's more than three days)

Non-commercial car, pickup truck, RV, or van with 15 or fewer passenger seats - $35.00

This fee is valid for seven days (except May 20 through September 30, 2022, when it's valid for three days).

Motorcycle - $30.00

This fee is valid for seven days (except May 20 through September 30, 2022, when it's valid for three 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 (except May 20 through September 30, 2022, when it's valid for three 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.

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 Waivers

Educational 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).

Find out how to upgrade a pass or fix a duplicate charge.

Free Entrance Days

In 2022, entrance fees (but not reservation requirements) will be waived on:

  • Monday, January 17 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • Saturday, April 16 (First day of National Park Week)
  • Thursday, August 4 (Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act)
  • Saturday, September 24 (National Public Lands Day)
  • November 11 (Veterans Day)

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: July 14, 2022

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