Proposed Entrance and Camping Fees

Dinosaur National Monument and other National Park Service(NPS) units that collect entrance fees from park visitors are beginning public outreach to gauge support for possible changes in park fees. Dinosaur National Monument last increased its entrance fee in 1998 when it went from $5 to $10 per private vehicle.

Beginning in 2015, National Park Service sites are authorized to change recreation fees to align with the NPS's new standard entrance-fee schedule, which was last updated in 2006. They may not do so, however, until after actively engaging the public about proposed fee changes and their effects. Decisions to adjust fees will be made locally and only after considering community feedback from the public outreach. Each park, including Dinosaur National Monument will document its outreach efforts, and results must be approved by the director of the National Park Service before any fee increase can take effect.


Proposed Entrance Fee Rates

Current Fee Proposed Fee
Private Vehicle $10 $20
(on foot, bicycle, or in non-commercial vehicle)
$5 $10
Motorcycle $5 per person $15 per motorcycle
Annual Pass $20 $40

Entrance passes are valid for reentry for seven consecutive days. National park entrance fees are not charged to persons under 16 years of age or to holders of the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass —Senior (lifetime), Military (free annually), Access (permanently disabled) and Volunteer. These passes, as well as the Annual America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass for frequent park visitors,are available at Dinosaur National Monument. The fees for these passes are not scheduled to change at this time. Fees for commercial vehicles are also not scheduled to change.


Proposed Campground Fee Rates

Campground Current Fee Current Senior/Access Fee Proposed Fee Proposed Senior/Access Fee Additional Fees/Notes
Green River $12 $6 $18 $9
Split Mountain Group $25 $40 In the off season after Green River closes, the SplitMountain Campground is open to all campers for a $6 fee. Water is not available.
Echo Park $8 $4 $10 $5 Fees are not charged in off season when water is not available
Gates of Lodore $8 $4 $10 $5 A $6 fee per site ($3 for senior/access) will be charged in off season when water is not available.
Deerlodge Park $8 $4 $10 $5 Groups over 8 people will be required to pay an additional $1 per each camper above 8. Maximum group size if 25. A $6 fee per site ($3 for senior/access) will be charged in off season when water is not available.
Rainbow Park $0 $0 $6 $3

How to Comment on Proposed Fees

Written comments on the proposed fee rates may be mailed to:
Dinosaur National Monument
Fee Program
PO Box 128
Jensen, UT 84035

You can also email your comments to us with "proposed fee rates" in the subject line by December 15, 2014. You can also go to the PEPC website at (Insert web address/link here) to find out more information and enter your comments. Feedback the monument receives will help determine how and when a fee increase may be implemented.

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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