Fees & Passes

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Entrance Fees

Entrance Fee by car - 7 day permit

$30.00
Winter Rate: $20 (November 1-April 30)

This is a entrance fee for all persons traveling in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle (car/truck/van). The permit is non-transferable. Visitors can enter the park at any time, if the entrance station is not staffed, a self-registration area is available for purchasing a 7-day park permit.

Entrance Fee - single entry

$15.00
Winter Rate: $10 (November 1-April 30)

This is a per person entrance fee for a visitor traveling on foot, bicycle, or for individuals traveling together in a vehicle as a non-commercial, organized group. The permit is non-transferable.

Entrance Fee by motorcycle

$25.00
Winter Rate: $15 (November 1-April 30)

This is a per motorcycle entrance fee. The permit is non-transferable.

 
2017 Glacier Annual Pass with historic ranger photo
2017 Glacier Annual Pass

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Glacier National Park Annual Pass

$50.00

This pass is valid for one year from the month of entry and admits the purchaser and passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle, or the pass holder and his/her immediate family (spouse, children, parents) when entry is by other means (foot, bicycle) into the park. It is nontransferable, nonrefundable, and does not cover camping fees.

The 2017 pass depicts the image of Francis X. Guardipee, the first Blackfeet Native American to serve as a ranger in Glacier National Park. Guardipee became a ranger in 1930.

 

2017 Fee-free Days

No entrance fee will be charged on these days:

  • January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 20: President's Day
  • April 15-16 & April 22-23: National Park Week weekends
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 30: Public Lands Day
  • November 11-12: Veteran's Day weekend
 

Tour Groups

Commercial Vehicles

Entrance fees are based on the seating capacity of the vehicle (driver not included).

  • Commercial Sedan (1-6 seats): $25, plus $15 per person, 16 years of age or older
  • Commercial Van (7-15 seats, regardless of occupancy): $75
  • Commercial Mini Bus (16-25 seats, regardless of occupancy): $100
  • Commercial Motor Coach (26 or more seats, regardless of occupancy): $200

Academic Fee Waivers

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.

Fee Waiver Guidelines and Application (pdf)

Please fill out the application online, print it, sign and date it, and mail it in to the address listed. For further assistance contact the Special Park Uses Office at 406-888-7857 or 406-888-7832.

 
 

America the Beautiful Pass Series

On January 1, 2007 the old Golden Age, and Golden Access Passes were replaced with a new series of interagency passes called the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. All National Parks Passes, Golden Access, and Golden Age Passports will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass. Only paper Golden Age and Access Passports may be exchanged free of charge for new plastic passes.

 
2017 Annual Pass
America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series - Annual Pass

Annual Pass

Cost $80

This pass is available to the general public and provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a year, beginning from the date of sale. The pass admits the pass holder/s and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can be obtained in person at the park, by calling 1-888-ASK USGS, Ext. 1, or via the Internet at store.usgs.gov/pass.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Interagency Annual Pass

 
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Every Kid in a Park Annual 4th Grade Pass

Every Kid in a Park Annual 4th Grade Pass

Free to U.S. 4th Graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age)

The pass is valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through the following summer (September - August). Students must have a paper voucher printed from the Every Kid in a Park website to obtain the Annual 4th Grade Pass. Digital versions of the voucher (such as smart phones or tablets) will not be accepted. Covers entrance to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service sites that charge Entrance Fees, and Standard Amenity Fees at Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and US Army Corps of Engineers sites. Admits the pass owner and any accompanying passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle at a per vehicle fee area, or the pass owner and up to 3 adults at sites that charge per person. Non-transferable. Educators can also be involved! Learn more at the Every Kid in a Park website.

Additional Details about the Annual 4th Grade Pass

 
2017 Annual Pass Military
America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series - Military Pass

Annual Pass for Military

Free

To honor our active military personnel and dependents, admission is free at sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees. It is available to active duty military personnel and dependents with proper identification (CAC Card or DD Form 1173). The pass admits the pass owners and any accompanying passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas, or the pass owner and up to additional 3 adults at sites that charge per person.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Annual Pass for Military

 
America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series - Senior Pass
America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series - Senior Pass

Senior Pass

Cost $10

This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in person at the park. The Senior Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires. The pass can be obtained in person at the park, or via mail for an additional $10 processing fee by filling out and mailing in this application.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Interagency Senior Pass

 
America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series - Access Pass
America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series - Access Pass

Access Pass

Free

This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Documentation is required to obtain the pass. Acceptable documentation includes: statement by a licensed physician; document issued by Federal agency such as the Veteran's Administration, Social Security Disability Income or Supplemental Security Income; or document issued by a State agency such as a vocational rehabilitation agency. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in person at the park. The Access Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires. The pass can be obtained in person at the park, or via mail for an additional $10 processing fee by filling out and mailing in this application.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Interagency Access Pass

 
2017 Annual Pass Volunteer
America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series - Volunteer Pass

Volunteer Pass

Free

This pass is for volunteers acquiring 250 service hours on a cumulative basis. It provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a year, beginning from the date of award. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 406-888-7851 to learn about volunteer opportunities in Glacier or visit volunteer.gov.

 

Other Fees

  • Camping fees vary with the seasons and the campground. There are special rates for Hiker/Biker campsites.
  • Ranger-guided activities are FREE of charge, with the exception of ranger-guided hikes that include a boat trip and some of the Native America Speaks programs.
  • Explore the Guided Trips section to find rates associated with activities offered by park concessions.
  • Glacier has a free Going-to-the-Sun Road shuttle, but there are other fee-based ways to travel the park. Check out the Shuttles & Tours section on the Getting Around page.

Last updated: June 7, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936

Phone:

(406) 888-7800

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