Fees & Passes

Entrance Fees

The entrance fee is $15 per non-commercial passenger vehicle and $10 for motorcycle entry.Those entering by bicycle, or foot pay $7 per person. Individuals age 15 and under enter free. Fees are also charged for commercial tour vehicles. Credit cards are accepted.There is no fee when the loop drive is closed in the winter-time.

These passes are accepted at the entrance station:

1) Interagency Annual Pass: $80
This annual pass covers entrance and standard amenity fees for national parks and other federal fee areas; Valid for one year through the month of purchase. You can purchase the pass at the park.

2) Interagency Senior Pass: $10
This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity. The pass can only be obtained in person at the park. The Senior Pass provides a 50 percent discount on camping.

3) Interagency Access Pass: Free
This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Documentation is required to obtain the pass. The pass can only be obtained in person at the park. The Access Pass provides a 50 percent discount on camping.

4) Interagency 4th Grader Pass: Free
This pass is available to U.S. 4th Graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age). Valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through the following summer (September to August). Visit www.everykidinapark.gov. This pass provides free access to national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and more!

5) Interagency Volunteer Pass: Free
This is an annual pass for volunteers with 250 cumulative service hours with federal agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program. Contact the park's VIP coordinator at 208-527-1331 to learn about volunteer opportunities at Craters of the Moon.

6) Interagency Annual Pass for US Military: Free
This is an annual pass covering entrance and standard amenity fees for all national parks and other federal fee areas. Free to US military personnel and their dependents with proper identification (current CAC Card or qualified DD Form 1173 required). Obtain with military ID card at the Monument fee station or at the BLM field office in Shoshone.

 

Free Entrance Days

Whenever the Loop Road is not fully open to automobile travel, there is a Fee Free day! Depending on weather, this occurs roughly from November through April.

In addition, there are special days when no entrance fees are charged at all National Park Service sites. Check out the dates @ Free Entrance Days in the National Parks.

If your visit during a free day extends beyond the free day(s) and you re-enter the park after the free day, you will be required to pay the regular entrance fee. Camping fees are not included.

 

Camping Fees


There is a 42 site campground among the lava formations beyond the visitor center. Campsites are available on a first come, first served basis for $15 per night per campsite ($8 per campsite in the early and late season when no water is available). Self register at the campground (no reservations) for the campsite of your choice. Payment is only accepted by way of a credit card at the automated fee machine in the campground.

A separate group campsite is located behind Sunset Cinder Cone about .75 miles up a gravel road on the north side of U.S. Highway 20/26/93. The fee for the Group Campground is $30 per night for groups of 30 people or less. This campground is only available by reservation only through the Recreation.gov website.

 
Does your fourth grader have their Every Kid in a Park pass?
Does your fourth grader have their Every Kid in a Park pass?

Last updated: May 23, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
P.O. Box 29

Arco, ID 83213

Phone:

(208) 527-1300

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