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    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

Entrance Fees

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Entrance Fee-Free Days in 2014

January 20
February 15-17
April 19-20
April 26
August 25
September 27
November 11

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Presidents Day Weekend
National Park Week's Opening Weekend
Junior Ranger Day (Sequoia and Kings Canyon only)
National Park Service's 98th Birthday
National Public Lands Day
Veterans Day
 
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Accepted credit cards at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

ENTRANCE FEES
Eighty percent of your entrance and camping fees stay in the park to improve the experience here - repairing roads, campgrounds, trails, picnic areas, and restrooms. Fees have also funded updated exhibits, improved visitor centers, and improved our naturalist slide programs. Entrance passes are not valid at Crystal Cave.

We accept cash, credit cards, and checks, however we prefer payment by credit card.

Notice to Customers Making Payment by Check

When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction.

Privacy Act

A Privacy Act Statement required by 5 U.S.C. § 552a (e) (3) stating our authority for soliciting and collecting the information from your check, and explaining the purposes and routine uses which will be made of your check information, is available from our internet site at (http://www.fms.treas.gov/otcnet/index.html), or call toll free at (1-866-945-7920) to obtain a copy by mail. Furnishing the check information is voluntary, but a decision not to do so may require you to make payment by some other method.

$20 Vehicle Pass - valid 1 through 7 Day(s)
Valid for Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and the Hume Lake District of Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument.

$10 Individual Entry Pass - valid 1 through 7 Day(s)
Per person entrance fee for a visitor traveling on foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or for individuals traveling together in a vehicle as a non-commercial, organized group. Non-transferable. Valid for Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and the Hume Lake District of Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument.

 
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2014 Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Annual Pass

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Annual Pass - $30
Valid for Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and the Hume Lake District of Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument. Admits all passengers in a private vehicle. Valid for one year from month of purchase. Non-transferable.

 

GROUP ENTRANCE FEES- valid 1 through 7 day(s)

Non-commercial groups entering the park in a bus or vehicle with a capacity of 16 persons or more will be charged $10 for each person on board with the following exceptions:

  • Anyone who is 15 or younger is exempt from paying an entrance fee.
  • Passes may be used for entry as defined on the back of the pass.
  • In many cases the driver will have been hired for transportation only and is exempt from paying the entrance fee.
  • The total fee charged will not exceed the equivalent commercial fee for that type of vehicle.

Commercial Tour Fees

  • 1-6 Passenger Capacity $25.00 + $10.00 per passenger
  • 7-15 Passenger Capacity $75.00
  • 16-25 Passenger Capacity $100.00
  • 26+ Passenger Capacity $200.00

Pass is valid for the day of purchase and the next six days for a vehicle carrying the same group of passengers.

A commercial tour is defined as consisting of one or more persons traveling on an itinerary that has been packaged, priced, or sold for leisure or recreational purposes by an organization that realizes financial gain through the provision of the service.

Entrance fees for commercial tours are based upon the total seating capacity of vehicles that can carry seven or more passengers, regardless of the actual number of passengers. The ages of the passengers and whether or not anyone is in possession of an entrance pass does not affect the price charged.

 

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL PASS SERIES
Starting January 1, 2007 the old Golden Age, Golden Eagle, and Golden Access Passes were replaced with a new series of interagency passes called the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. All Golden Access and Golden Age Passports will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass. Only paper Golden Age and Access Passports may be exchanged free of charge for new plastic passes.

Please visit the America the Beautiful Pass website at http://store.usgs.gov/pass/index.html for more information or to purchase online.

 
2014 Inter-agency Annual Pass

2014 Inter-agency Annual Pass

Inter-agency Annual Pass - $80 (in person or online)
The Annual Pass is available to the general public and provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for one year, beginning from the month of purchase. The pass admits all passengers in a non-commercial vehicle where per-vehicle fees are charged or the passholder + 3 adults for per-person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free).The Annual pass can be obtained in person at the park, by calling 1-888-ASK USGS, Ext. 1, or via the Internet at http://store.usgs.gov/pass.

 
2014 Military Pass

2014 Annual Military Pass

Annual Pass for Military - Free (in person)
For qualifying active duty military personnel and dependents with proper identification (CAC Card or DD Form 1173 ), the Military Pass allows them free entrance to all 397 national parks. The pass is available at any national park that charges an entrance fee. This military version of the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands pass also permits free entrance to sites managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The pass is also available at these locations.
To qualify for the pass: The military member or dependent must present an acceptable Military ID Card (PDF, JPEG) in person at National Park, Fish & Wildlife entrance stations, and many other NPS, FWS, BLM, USBR and USFS offices and visitor centers.

 
Senior Pass
Senior Pass - $10 (in person) or $20 (by mail)
The Senior Pass is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. The pass can be obtained in person at the park or by mailing a completed application form. This pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a lifetime. The pass admits all passengers in a non-commercial vehicle where per-vehicle fees are charged or the passholder +3 adults for per-person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The Senior Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.
Senior Pass Mail-in Application Form (PDF)
 
Access Pass

Access Pass - Free (in person) or $10 (by mail)
The Access Pass is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities; documentation is required to obtain it. Acceptable documentation includes: statement by a licensed physician; document issued by Federal agency such as the Veteran’s Administration, Social Security Disability Income or Supplemental Security Income; or a document issued by a State agency such as a vocational rehabilitation agency. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a lifetime. The pass admits all passengers in a non-commercial vehicle where per-vehicle fees are charged or the passholder +3 adults for per-person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can be obtained in person at the park or by mailing a completed application form. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.
Access Pass Mail-in Application Form (PDF)

 
2014 Volunteer Pass

2014 Volunteer Pass

Volunteer Pass - Free
The Volunteer Pass is for volunteers acquiring 250 service hours on a cumulative basis. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a year, beginning from the month of sale. The pass admits all passengers in a non-commercial vehicle where per-vehicle fees are charged or the passholder +3 adults for per-person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). Visit our volunteer page to learn more about volunteer opportunities at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

Did You Know?

Conifer forest.

The richness of the Sierran flora mirrors that of the state as a whole. Of the nearly 6,000 species of vascular plants known to occur in California, over 20% can be found within Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.