Entrance Fees and Passes
Where to Pay
Pay In Person
America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes
The America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series (Interagency Passes) provide entrance and standard amenity fees (day-use fees) to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas within six cooperating agencies across the United States.
Children ages 15 or under are free. The Senior Pass and Access Pass may provide discounts on camping fees. Read about campground fees below for more information.
Interagency passes include:
*Find detailed information about the new Lifetime Military Pass, including who qualifies, acceptable forms of identification, and how to download a Gold Star Family voucher.
Sightseeing by bus is the primary way to experience Denali in the summer. There are two types of buses:
Where to Buy Bus Tickets
Reservations for bus trips and campground stays are available beginning December 1 of the year before your trip.
Campground fees apply for camping in developed campgrounds. Backcountry camping requires a free permit.
There are six developed campgrounds in Denali. Some are open to tents only and others can accommodate RVs up to 40' in length.
Summer (mid-May through mid-September) reservations can be made at www.reservedenali.com. Senior Pass and Access Pass holders receive 50% off nightly camping fees.
On five days in 2022, entrance to Denali and 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 2022 and come explore YOUR national parks:
Other fees such as bus reservation, camping, bus tours, and fees collected by third parties ahead of time, are not included unless stated otherwise.
Last updated: November 29, 2022