Entrance Fee by Private Vehicle - 7 day permit$35.00
(Winter Rate - $25.00, November 1 to 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 by Individual - 7 day permit$20.00
(Winter Rate - $15.00, November 1 to 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 - 7 day permit$30.00
(Winter Rate - $20.00, November 1 to April 30)
This is a per motorcycle entrance fee. The permit is non-transferable.
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 a Glacier 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, and buy your pass online.
Glacier National Park Annual Pass$70.00
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.
2021 Fee-free Days
No entrance fee will be charged on these days:
Monday, January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Entrance fees are based on the seating capacity of the vehicle (driver not included).
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.
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
The America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites across the United States.
Passes cover entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges and standard amenity fees (day-use fees) at national forests and grasslands and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Army Corps of Engineers.
Passes may be obtained in person at a park entrance gate, purchased online, or via mailed application.
In general, one pass covers the fees listed above for a driver and passengers in a personal vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas or up to four adults at sites that charge per person. Children age 15 or under are admitted free. Some passes provide additional benefits. Check with individual sites for details.
Every Kid Outdoors
Free to U.S. 4th Graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age)
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.
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.
Annual Pass for Military
The entrance fee waiver does not cover expanded amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, transportation, special recreation permits, reservation fees or special tours.
https://store.usgs.gov/faq - US-Military- for frequently asked questions about the Military Pass.
Who is eligible to gain free entrance as a veteran?
For purposes of this program, a veteran is identified as an individual who has served in the US Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves, and is able to present one of the following forms of identification or the Interagency Military Pass when entering a national park:
Who is eligible to gain free access as a member of a Gold Star Family?
Gold Star Families are next of kin of a member of the US Armed Forces who lost his or her life in a “qualifying situation,” such as a war, an international terrorist attack, or a military operation outside of the United States while serving with the US Armed Forces. Eligibility requirements are in section 3.2 of Department of Defense Instruction 1348.36.
How does a Gold Star Family gain free access to a national park?
Before visiting a national park site, Gold Star Family members must download and print a voucher to present to park staff. By downloading and signing the voucher, Gold Star Family members are self-certifying that they meet the required criteria as identified in sections 3.2 and 3.3 of Department of Defense Instruction 1348.36.
Last updated: September 8, 2021