Fees & Reservations
There are no user or entry fees for the California National Historic Trail. Nominal fees may be charged at some trail-related federal, state, or locally owned historic sites and interpretive facilities. Entry fees are charged at the National Park Service areas on the California National Historic Trail.
The National Park Service is participating in the new Interagency Pass Program, which was created by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and authorized by Congress in December 2004. Other participating agencies include the Bureau of Land Management, USDA Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Reclamation. Information about purchasing the new America the Beautiful Passes is available on this website.
Did You Know?
William Henry Jackson painted this scene of emigrants crossing the Missouri River from Independence, MO. Each Spring hundreds and thousands of emigrant wagons lined up for days waiting their turn to cross over into what was wilderness in the mid-1800s on their way to a new beginning. More...