All groups should check in at the front desk inside the Visitor and Education Center.
Upon Arrival: When groups arrive on site, the groups should wait outside the visitor center, only the group leader should enter the building. Only after the group leader has talked to the park ranger at the front desk and figured out a plan on how to split up groups entering the visitor center and pay their entrance fee should the group begin entering the building. All groups should check in at the front desk inside the Visitor and Education Center.
• Group leaders should have an accurate count of the number of people in their group.
• Group leaders can present their Academic Fee waiver to Rangers in the Visitor Center, and should have already purchased additional passes through recreation.gov (passes can be purchased the day of using a personal mobile device)
• Information about the site and general visitation can be found in the Visitor Center.
• Large groups will be asked to be mindful of the maximum occupancy of the Visitor and Education Center. Please plan to split larger groups so that visitors can be accommodated comfortably.
ParkingFree parking is available on a first come, first served basis. A designated bus lane is available for group drop off and pick up. Vehicles of any size are not permitted to park, idle, drop off, or pick up in the fire lane in front of the Visitor and Education Center. Bus parking is available only in designated parking spaces. If all of the spaces are occupied, buses must park outside of the park.
Lockers and Coat CheckThe park does not offer on-site lockers or coat check services. Visitors are responsible for their personal belongings and must keep items with them at all times. This includes but is not limited to luggage, backpacks, bags (purses, diaper bags, shopping bags, etc.), strollers, car seats, and electronic devices. Personal items may be stored in personal vehicles or buses.
Programs and Touring the Star FortThere are no regularly scheduled ranger programs at this time. Group organizers should note that we do not accept reservations or accommodate requests for private tours and programs. The Star Fort is self-guided and can be toured independently. Rangers and volunteers are in the fort to provide assistance and answer questions. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone at all times. Groups are to familiarize themselves with park rules and safety regulations prior to their visit, or once they arrive at the Visitor and Education Center.
Last updated: March 12, 2022