Fees & Passes

US Fee Area Symbol

The fee you pay when parking at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area makes a difference! Under the Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act, national parks keep 80% of all fees collected and use that money to fund critical projects that improve services and protect resources. The park has been able to renovate the restroom facility near diving rock beach and install interpretive exhibits in the Island Ford Visitor Center with fee money. Learn more about Your Dollars At Work in the park.

When you park your vehicle in the park your proof of payment is a CRNRA Daily Pass, a CRNRA Annual Pass, or an America the Beautiful Pass. The pass must be displayed from the inside rear view mirror, or on the dashboard, of your vehicle making sure the face of the pass is visible from the outside.

CRNRA Daily Pass - $5

The CRNRA Daily Pass is valid for the date of purchase! It admits all persons traveling in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle (car/truck/van) and is non-transferable. A CRNRA Daily Pass may be obtained at all parking lots in the park at the Fee Station. Follow the directions posted at each Fee Station for obtaining a pass. Place the pass on the dashboard of your vehicle making sure the face of the pass is visible from the outside.

CRNRA Annual Pass - $40

The CRNRA Annual Pass is valid for one year from the month of purchase! It admits all persons traveling in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle (car/truck/van) and is non-transferable.

How to purchase your CRNRA Annual Pass

Online

Purchase your CRNRA Annual Pass online at Pay.Gov, a service of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, print your receipt, and display the receipt on the dashboard of your vehicle until you receive your pass in the mail.

In Person

Purchase your CRNRA Annual Pass during daylight hours at one of the automated machines located at the following park locations:

Jones Bridge | Map
Johnson Ferry North | Map
Cochran Shoals at Columns Drive | Map
Cochran Shoals at Interstate North | Map
Cochran Shoals at Powers Island | Map
Palisades at Paces Mill | Map

Or purchase your CRNRA Annual Pass at the Island Ford Visitor Center located at the Island Ford Visitor Center from 9 am to 5 pm every day except December 25. You may also obtain any of the America the Beautiful Passes at the visitor center.

By Phone

You may also purchase your CRNRA Annual Pass with a credit card by calling 678-538-1200 from 9 am to 5 pm every day except December 25. You will receive your pass in the mail in 10 working days.

 

America the Beautiful Pass

A valid America the Beautiful pass is now acceptable for entrance to Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Display it in your vehicle as you would a CRNRA Daily Pass or an CRNRA Annual Pass.

2014 Annual Pass - Photo by Courtney Kotewa, 2013 Share the Experience Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner

An America the Beautiful pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at areas managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A pass covers entrance and standard amenity fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person). Children age 15 or under are admitted free.

Learn more about the following passes available in the series:

 
Images of all 6 passes
 

Last updated: September 4, 2018

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Mailing Address:

1978 Island Ford Parkway
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Phone:

(678) 538-1200

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