Fees & Passes

Free Entrance Days in 2015

The National Park Service offers the following Entrance Fee Free Days this year:
•January 19 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
•February 14-16 (Presidents Day Weekend)
•April 18-19 (Opening weekend of National Park Week)
•August 25 (National Park Service Birthday)
•September 26 (National Public Lands Day)
•November 11 (Veterans Day)
 

Entrance Fees

Visitors must pay the entrance fee or show a valid pass at the park entrance station. During seasonal entrance station closures, visitors must pay the entrance fee or show a valid pass at the visitor center.

Private vehicle


Motorcycle

$20.00 per vehicle - Valid for 7 days. All persons traveling in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle.

$15.00 per motorcycle - Valid for 7 days. All persons traveling on a single, non-commercial motorcycle.

Individual
(non-motorized)

$10.00 per person - Valid for 7 days. Entrance fee for a visitor traveling on foot, bicycle, horse, or other non-motorized means of travel.

Forms of Payment

Cash, credit card, personal check, or traveler's check

Commercial Tours

1-6 passenger capacity: $25.00 per vehicle plus $5.00 per person
7-15 passenger capacity: $50.00 per vehicle
16-25 passenger capacity: $60.00 per vehicle
Over 25 passenger capacity: $150.00 per vehicle
 

Passes

The National Park Service is an important participant in the new Interagency Pass Program which was created by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and authorized by Congress in December 2004. Participating agencies include the National Park Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture - Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. The pass series, collectively known as the America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, is shown below with a brief explanation of each.

 
THRO Pass

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Annual Park Pass $40.00 per vehicle

Valid for one year from month of purchase. Valid only at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Admits purchaser and passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle, or the pass holder and his/her immediate family (spouse, children, parents) when entry is by other means (foot, bicycle). This pass can be purchased online: Purchase

 
2015 Annual Pass

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Annual Pass - Cost $80

This 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 a year, beginning from the date of sale. The pass admits the pass holder/s and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas. (children under 16 are admitted free) The 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.

 
2015 Military Pass

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Military Pass - Free.

The Annual Pass for Military was implemented on May 19, 2012. This is a free pass for active duty military personnel (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard) and their dependents. This pass will be available through December 31, 2013. In order to qualify for the Annual Pass for Military, the military member must present a valid Department of Defense (CAC Card). Dependents must present a Department of Defense ID (DD Form 1173) that identifies the dependent and his/her sponsor. Some members of the Military Reserve may be eligible for this pass.

 
Senior Pass

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Senior Pass. - Cost $10

This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in person at the park. 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.

 
Access Pass

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Access Pass - Free.

This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Documentation is required to obtain the pass. Acceptable documentation includes: statement by a licensed physician; document issued by a Federal agency such as the Veteran's Administration, Social Security Disability Income or Supplemental Security Income; or 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. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in person at the park. The Senior Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, 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.

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