America The Beautiful Passes are now available
The entrance fee you pay 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.
Purchasing A Pass
Planning a visit to the Chattahoochee? Then consider purchasing a pass online through Recreation.Gov using your smart phone, tablet, or home computer. Purchasing a pass online will require you to input your vehicle's license plate number. There will be no physical pass to display, compliance will be checked via your license plate. If you purchase a daily pass in advance and the parking lot is full then you will need to visit another unit as a pass does not guarantee a parking space. If you purchase a pass upon arrival to the park just scan the QR code posted in the parking lots. Below are the passes available online through Recreation.Gov that are honored in the park.
plan on visiting multiple parks
Then stop by the Island Ford Visitor Center located in the Historic Hewlett Lodge! Having a hard plastic pass will require that it be displayed on your vehicle's dashboard or hanging from your rear view mirror when ever you visit the park. Compliance will be checked via the hard plastic pass. In addition to the three passes available online the following passes are available at the visitor center.
Types Of Passes
Chattahoochee River NRA Daily Pass
Chattahoochee River NRA Annual Pass
America the Beautiful Annual Pass
America the Beautiful Senior Annual Pass
America the Beautiful Senior Lifetime Pass
America the Beautiful U.S. Military Annual Pass
America the Beautiful Access Pass
America the Beautiful Every Kid Outdoors Annual Pass
Free Entrance Days in the National Parks
Come experience the national parks! On six days in 2022, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2021:
The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the national parks that normally charge an entrance fee.
Last updated: September 22, 2022