Fees & Passes

Sunset on Tipi at 2014 Cultural Encounters Event
Sunset on Tipi at 2014 Cultural Encounters Event

Richard Gonzales

There is NO FEE to enter Fort Union National Monument. Enjoy your visit!

If you plan to visit other parks with an entrance fee, learn more about the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Land Pass and fee-free days in the national parks.

The National Park Service will offer the following FEE FREE DAYS in 2017:

January 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 20 - Presidents Day
April 15-16 and April 22-23 – National Park Week weekends
August 25 - National Park Service Birthday
September 30 – National Public Lands Day
November 11-12 – Veterans Day Weekend

4th Grade Interagency Pass

Annual 4th Grade Pass

Available to U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) with a valid Every Kid in a Park paper voucher.

The pass is valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through the following summer (September - August.)

Paper vouchers can be obtained by visiting the Every Kid in a Park website and can be exchanged for the Annual 4th Grade Pass at Federal recreation sites that charge Entrance or Standard Amenity fees.

Digital versions of the voucher (such as on smart phones or tablets) will not be accepted to exchange for an Annual 4th Grade Pass.

The pass is non-transferable.

Educators can also be involved! Learn more at the Every Kid in a Park website

Additional Details about the Every Kid in a Park Annual 4th Grade Pass (pdf 63.5 kb)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Page about the Every Kid in a Park (pdf 63.6 kb)

Special Use Permits at Fort Union National Monument

For information about special use permits at Fort Union National Monument, please visit the permits page.

Last updated: February 15, 2017

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PO Box 127
Watrous, NM 87753


(505) 425-8025

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