Fee Collection Ranger at Entrance Station
A Park Ranger serving a visitor at an entrance station

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Entrance Fees

All park visitors are required to pay an entrance fee. Money collected is used to directly improve visitor experiences and assist with the cost of providing safe, meaningful experiences to park visitors.

Pre-paid digital passes may be purchased online before entering the park and displayed on a mobile device or printed out for display at the fee station.

Entrance passes may also be purchased at the Homestead and Shark Valley entrance stations and at the Gulf Coast Visitor Center. Entrance passes are non-transferable.

Digital passes or credit/debit cards are the ONLY method of payment at all fee collection areas.

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Buy Your Digital Pass on Recreation.gov

Whether you're planning a single visit or coming back multiple times a year, enjoy the convenience of purchasing an Everglades National Park site-specific digital pass on Recreation.gov before you arrive. You have immediate access to your digital pass and can easily download it on your phone or tablet. Your pass will also be emailed as a PDF and can be printed out for display when you arrive.

Learn more about your pass options, find the right pass for you.

Private vehicle or Vessel: $30.00

Good for 7 consecutive days at all park entrances. Buy your pass online!

Motorcycle: $25.00

Good for 7 consecutive days at all park entrances. Buy your pass online!

Pedestrian / Cyclist / Paddle-craft: $15.00

Good for 7 consecutive days at all park entrances. Admits one individual when entering by foot or bicycle. Individuals 15 years old and younger, are admitted free of charge. Buy your pass online!


Non-Commercial Buses/Vans

Non-commercial groups (e.g. church groups, scouts, youth groups, clubs and reunions etc.) traveling in vehicles with a capacity of 16 people or more pay $15/person.

Commercial Tour Entrance Fees

A commercial tour is defined as persons traveling on an itinerary that has been packaged, priced or sold for leisure recreational purposes by an organization that realizes financial gain through the provisions of the service. Entrance fees are charges based on the seating capacity of the vehicle. Commercial entry good for 7 days as long as its the same passenger group.

  • Motorcoach (26 or more passengers): $200.00
  • Minibus (16 - 25 passengers): $100.00
  • Van (7 - 15 passengers): $75.00
  • Sedan (1-6 passengers): $25.00 plus $15 per client

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2019 Everglades annual park pass

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Annual Passes

Everglades National Park Annual Pass : $55.00

This annual pass is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and is good for unlimited visits to the park. Buy your pass online!

America the Beautiful Pass and Other National Park Passes

Visitors can purchase other annual & lifetime passes, including the America the Beautiful Pass, 4th Grade Every Kid Outdoors Pass, Senior Pass (annual and lifetime), and Access Pass for permanently disabled U.S. Citizens. See prices and additional details here.


Academic Fee Waivers

All accredited educational and scientific institutions are eligible to receive free entrance to the park. Bringing your classroom to the park can present many unique learning opportunities and novel ways for your students to advance their studies.

The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA), Public Law 108-447, provides the National Park Service statutory authority to allow “outings conducted for non-commercial educational purposes by schools or bona fide academic institutions” to obtain a waiver of park entrance fees. Commercial enterprises are not eligible for fee waivers, but school groups using a commercial vehicle for transportation only may apply for a fee waiver.

The entrance fee waiver does not entitle groups to any special ranger presentations. Organizations that are generally considered service, civic, or fraternal (e.g. Scouting, Rotary, faith-based organizations, clubs, etc.) do NOT qualify for the academic fee waiver unless they meet the requirements. Fee waivers do not apply to camping or permit fees. Groups that do not qualify for an educational fee waiver will be charged the appropriate entrance fee and may be considered as a non-commercial organized group.

Applications must be submitted to the Special Use Permit Office, two weeks prior to the anticipated date of visit.

Academic Fee Waiver Application

Last updated: January 26, 2023

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