Fees & Passes

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Entrance Fees

Entrance Fee by car - 7 day permit


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


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

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

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

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2018 Glacier Annual Pass


Glacier National Park Annual Pass


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.


2018 Fee-free Days

No entrance fee will be charged on these days:

  • January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • April 21 - First Day of National Park Week
  • September 22 - National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 - Veterans Day

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 $20 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

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.

  • Photo identification will be required to verify ownership.
  • Passes are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen
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America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series - Annual Pass

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Annual Pass

Cost $80

  • Valid for one full year from month of purchase (through last day of that month).
  • Available to everyone.

Learn more or purchase online at the USGS Store.

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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)

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

Frequently Asked Questions about the 4th Grade Pass at the USGS Store

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

Annual Pass for Military


  • 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 at the USGS Store

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

Senior Passes

$80 for Lifetime Senior Pass
$20 for Annual Senior Pass (valid for one year)

  • Available for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship.
  • Four Annual Senior Passes may be exchanged for a free Lifetime Senior Pass.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Senior Passes at the USGS Store

Information on recent changes to Senior Pass

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

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Access Pass


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.

Learn more or apply online at the USGS Store

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

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Volunteer Pass


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.

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 406-888-7851 to learn about volunteer opportunities in Glacier or visit volunteer.gov.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Volunteer Pass at the USGS Store


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: July 30, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936


(406) 888-7800

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