Fees & Passes

On October 1, 2015, park entrance and camping fees will increase, following a nation-wide review of park fees. Read more about the fee increase.

Entrance Fees

Fee Type
Current
Fee
(before Oct. 1, 2015)
Fee
(beginning Oct. 1, 2015)
Private Vehicle
Valid for 7 days.
  • Admits one (1) private, non-commercial vehicle
    (15 passenger capacity or less) and all its occupants.
$10/vehicle $25/vehicle
Motorcycle
Valid for 7 days.
  • Admits one (1) individual on a private, non-commercial motorcycle.
  • Any passengers pay the per-person fee not to exceed the private vehicle fee.
$5/person $15/motorcycle
Per Person
Valid for 7 days.
  • Admits one (1) individual with no car.
    Typically used for bicyclists, hikers, and pedestrians.
    Youth 15 and under are admitted free.
$5/person $10/person
Southeast Utah Parks Annual Pass
  • Valid for one year through the month of purchase.
    Admits one (1) private, non-commercial vehicle or its pass holder to Arches and Canyonlands national parks, and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments.
$25 $50


Passes are available at entrance stations or visitor centers..

Weekly passes may be upgraded to annual passes within 7 days of purchase.

In 2015, entrance fees will be waived on:

  • January 19 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • February 14-16 (Washington's Birthday weekend)
  • April 18-19 (National Park Week's opening weekend)
  • August 25 (National Park Service's 99th birthday)
  • September 26 (National Public Lands Day)
  • November 11 (Veterans Day)
 
AllPasses
Annual and Lifetime Passes

  • Federal Recreational Lands Passes
    All federal recreational lands passes are issued and accepted at Canyonlands.

  • Southeast Utah Group Annual Pass: $25. Valid for one year through the month of purchase. Admits one (1) private, non-commercial vehicle or its pass holder to Arches and Canyonlands national parks, and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments.

 
The Every Kid in a Park Pass
  • Every Kid in a Park Pass
    Available to US 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) with a valid Every Kid in a Park paper voucher. The pass is valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through the following summer (September - August). Educators can also be involved! Learn more at the Every Kid in a Park website.


 
Commercial Tours

If you are conducting a commercial bus tour; or a hiking, biking, or photography tour, read more about commercial use authorizations.

Fee depends upon the capacity of the vehicle.
  • 1 to 6 passenger vehicles are charged $25 and $5 per person.
  • 7 to 25 passenger vehicles are charged $40.
  • 26 or more passenger vehicles are charged $100.

Accredited educational institutions might qualify for an entrance fee waiver.

 

Camping Fees

At Island in the Sky, individual sites at Willow Flat Campground are $10 per night. In the Needles, individual sites at Squaw Flat Campground are $15 per night. All individual sites are first-come, first-served; group campsites must be reserved in advance. Read more about camping at Canyonlands.

The park will introduce increased camping fees beginning October 1, 2015:

Campground Current Nightly Fee
New Nightly Fee
(beginning October 1, 2015)
Willow Flat
Island in the Sky district
$10 $15
Squaw Flat
Needles district
$15 $20
Squaw Flat Group Site
Needles district
$3/person
+$30 reservation fee
11-20 campers = $90
21-30 campers = $135
31-40 campers = $180
41-50 campers = $225
Wooden Shoe Group Site
Needles district
$3/person
+$30 reservation fee
11-15 campers = $70
16-20 campers = $90
21-25 campers = $115
Squaw Flat Group Site
Needles district
$3/person
+$30 reservation fee
11-15 campers = $70


Reservations

Reservations are available for day-use, overnight, and river permits and for group campsites in the Needles

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