• A bull elk bugles in Yellowstone National Park


    National Park ID,MT,WY

There are park alerts in effect.
hide Alerts »
  • Craig Pass Closed for the Season; Mammoth to Norris, Expect 30-minute Delays

    The road linking West Thumb and Old Faithful is closed for the season—traffic should detour through West Thumb, Lake, and Canyon. More »

Yellowstone National Park Entrance Fees Increase May 1st

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
Date: April 28, 2006
Contact: Nash, (307) 344-2010
Contact: Vallie, (307) 344-2012

Some entrance fees at Yellowstone National Park will go up on Monday, May 1.

The entrance fee change was first announced last September. It’s the first time entrance fees at Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks have increased since December 1996.

A 7-day pass to enter Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks in a private, non-commercial automobile goes from $20 to $25. Individual week-long permits for motorcycles increase from $15 to $20. Hikers, bicyclists and skiers will pay $12 instead of $10 for a 7-day permit.

An annual pass to enter both parks remains at $40. The National Parks Pass, good for entrance into any National Park Service site for a year, is still just $50.

Yellowstone expects to generate $1 million each year in additional revenue due to the fee increase. Most of the money will stay in the park and be used for projects that enhance visitor health and safety, access, and enjoyment.

Did You Know?

Dog Hooked to Travois for Transporting Goods.

Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.