Fees & Passes

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Entrance Fee

The payment of the entrance fee is required at parking lots in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA). 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 rearview mirror, or on the dashboard, of your vehicle making sure the face of the pass is visible from the outside.

CRNRA Daily Pass - $3

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 - $35

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.

You may purchase your CRNRA Annual Pass in one of several methods.

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 in the historic Hewlett Lodge from 9 am to 5 pm every day except December 25.

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 daily or annual park 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 national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. 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 different types of passes in the series at https://www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm.

 
Images of all 6 passes

Last updated: August 13, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1978 Island Ford Parkway
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Phone:

(678) 538-1200

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