Fees & Passes

No entrance pass required

An entrance pass is not required to access Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area.

Other National Park Service sites may require an entrance pass or fee. Depending on your trip plans, an interagency pass may save you money.

This is an ENTRANCE FEE FREE park. There are other fees that apply depending on the location and/or activity. For more information, visit this page: https://www.nps.gov/biso/planyourvisit/fees.htm

2024 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone (other fees, including timed entry or reservation fees, may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:

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Camping Reservations

Start your camping reservation here.

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Bandy Creek Swimming Pool Fees

Bandy Creek Swimming Pool Fees can be paid online now.

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Backcountry Camping Permits

Purchase a backcountry camping permit online.

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Picnic Shelter Reservations

Make a reservation for a picnic shelter online.

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Non-camper Use Fees

Pay to use the dump station and/or get a hot shower in one of our bathhouses in the campgrounds.

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Commercial Use Authorizations

Get more information about how to apply for a commercial use authorization.

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Special Use Permits

Plan your special event in the park by starting here.

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Donate today online.


Last updated: November 7, 2023

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