Fees & Passes

Plan Your Visit

Key Information

  1. Get an entrance pass

    All visitors must have one of these entrance passes:

    Pass Price
    Standard Pass $15.00
    America the Beautiful Pass (includes Senior Passes) FREE–$80.00

    Help me choose an entrance pass

Choosing an Entrance Pass

Do you have or qualify for a discounted America the Beautiful Pass?

If you already have an America the Beautiful—the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, that's the only entrance pass you need. Seniors, military, visitors with a permanent disability, and families with a 4th grader are eligible for a free or discounted America the Beautiful pass.

America the Beautiful Pass

How often do you plan to visit national parks in the next 12 months?

If you don't qualify for a discounted America the Beautiful pass, we recommend choosing an entrance pass based on your trip plans.

I'm visiting... We recommend
This park, once Standard Pass
More than one national park or federal recreation site America the Beautiful Pass

Entrance Passes

Standard Entrance Pass


A 7-day entrance pass is $15 per person. We have a $45 annual pass that covers 4 adults. Cumberland Island NS is a cashless operation.

Cumberland Island National Seashore has a per-person entrance fee. This fee is waived for America the Beautiful pass holder plus three adults. Must present pass at time of check-in.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Mainland Visitor Center

    Credit/Debit Only

America the Beautiful—the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

A stack of all six versions of the America the Beautiful Pass

Covers entrance fees and standard amenity (day-use) fees at lands managed by

  • National Park Service
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service
  • US Forest Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • US Army of Corps of Engineers

Depending on the type of entrance fee charged at a site, covers
One private vehicle fee
Four per person fees

Type Available to Price
Annual Pass Everyone $80.00
Annual Senior Pass US citizens and permanent residents 62+ years old $20.00
Lifetime Senior Pass US citizens and permanent residents 62+ years old $80.00
Annual Military Pass Current US military and dependents Free
Lifetime Military Pass Gold Star Family members and veterans Free
Access Pass US citizens and permanent residents with permanent disability Free
4th Grade Pass US 4th graders Free
Volunteer Pass Federal recreation site volunteers with 250 service hours Free

America the Beautiful Passes are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Passholders must show valid photo identification (ID) with each pass.

How to Get an America the Beautiful Pass

In Person (Recommended)

Passes can be purchased or picked up at over 1,000 federal recreation sites.

Purchase and pickup locations

Order Online, Receive by Mail

To receive your pass by mail, order online at the USGS Online Store or by phone: 1-888-275-8747, extension 1. Hours of operation are 8 am to 4 pm Mountain Time.

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 may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:


On July 1, 2022, Cumberland Island National Seashore will be going cashless and will no longer accept cash for entrance fees and park passes. Although there are multiple benefits for going cashless, our main priority is the safety of our visitors and staff. Going cashless will also increase the visitor’s experience at Cumberland Island National Seashore by allowing the interpretative staff to spend more time engaging with our visitors. Pay Cumberland Island NS weekly entrance fee online

Online camping reservations paid in advance.

Camping Fees: View Here

Cumberland Island Ferry Fees:

Adults (16 and older) - $40.00 plus tax
Seniors (62 and up) - $38.00 plus tax
Youth (6 to 15 years) - $30.00 plus tax
Children (5 years or younger) - Free

For prices and information on the following concession services visit www.cumberlandislandferry.com:

For more information on making reservations please visit the Permits & Reservations page.

CUIS Annual Pass

Cumberland Island National Seashore - Annual Pass

Cost $45

  • Valid for one full year from month of purchase (through last day of that month).

  • Covers the pass owner and three (3) accompanying adults age 16 and older at Cumberland Island National Seashore. No entry fee charged for children 15 and under.
  • Photo identification will be required to verify ownership.
  • Passes are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.

Last updated: July 26, 2023

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