Expect Warm and Dry Conditions through Thursday
Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »
Two Bats Collected in the Park Have Tested Positive for Rabies
One on the North Kaibab Trail and the other at Tusayan Ruin/Museum. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please follow this link. More »
Educational Fee Waiver
The following information has been taken directly from National Park Service Regulations (NPS-22). This is the guideline to be followed in granting education fee waivers. Bona fide educational or scientific institutions may qualify if the following conditions are met. Please Read Carefully. Your application package must contain all of the following.
Applications (download link is at the bottom of this page) must be received in the Fee Management Office 4-6 weeks in advance of the anticipated visit.
When the visit is recreational, you enter as an "Organized Non-Commercial Group."
Organized Non-Commercial Groups in vehicles with a manufacture's designed capacity of 16 or less are charged the $25.00 vehicle permit or a fee of $8.00 per person in vehicles with a manufacture's designed capacity of 16 or greater. Removal of seats from a vehicle does not then qualify for the lower rate. Age and pass exemptions apply.
The total fee charged for an Organized Non-Commercial Group will not exceed the $300 fee per vehicle.
Organized Non-Commercial Groups are not eligible to purchase Interagency Federal Recreational Lands Passes.
Fee waivers do not include camping fees.
Fee waivers are not granted solely or partially on distance to their facilities and/or economic justification.
Organizations that are generally considered service, civic or fraternal, e.g. Scouting, Rotary, Elks and so forth do NOT quality for the education fee waiver, unless they meet the above applicable criteria.
You may submit the application by FAX: 928-638-7849
Telephone: 928-638-7850 E-mail us here.
Download the Application for Fee Waiver for Educational Study
Did You Know?
From Yavapai Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the drop to the Colorado River below is 4,600 feet (1,400 m). The elevation at river level is 2,450 feet (750 m) above sea level. Without the Colorado River, a perennial river in a desert environment, the Grand Canyon would not exist.