Fees & Passes

Entrance Station
Entrance Station

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ENTRANCE FEES - Effective January 1, 2020

$30.00 per private non-commercial vehicle (capacity 15 or less) - 7 days
$15.00 per pedestrian or bicycle - 7 days
$25.00 per motorcycle - 7 days
$55.00 Hawai‘i Tri-park Annual Pass

The National Park Service has designated the following fee free days for 2021:

Park entrance fees will be waived on these days.

Groups
Non-commercial groups entering the park in a bus or vehicle with a capacity of 16 persons or more will be charged $15.00 for each person on board.

Exceptions:

  • Anyone who is 15 or younger is exempt from paying an entrance fee.
  • Passes may be used for entry as defined on the back of the pass.
  • In many cases the driver will have been hired for transportation only and is exempt from paying the entrance fee.
  • The total fee charged will not exceed the equivalent commercial fee for that type of vehicle.

Commercial Bus or Tour
Fees vary by passenger capacity of the vehicle and type of tour being given. more >>

Self Pay Station on the Lānai at Kīlauea Visitor Center
Self Pay Station at Kīlauea Visitor Center

If you arrive and the entrance station is not manned, please proceed a short distance to the Kīlauea Visitor Center on the right. Under the covered lānai (patio) area is a Self Pay Station. Please pay your entrance fees here.


Park Passes

For your convenience, park passes may now be purchased online. Regular entrance fees and the Hawaii Tri-Park Annual Pass can be purchased at the entrance station when you arrive.

Public Lands pass with image of a ohelo plant and flower

Hawaiʻi Tri-Park Annual Pass

$55.00- Annual

The Hawai'i Tri-Park Annual Pass is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase for use at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Haleakalā National Park, and Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park.

The pass is valid for entrance fees for pass holder and occupants of a single, private, non-commercial vehicle, or pass holder and three persons (age 16 and older) where per person entrance fees are charged. The park is not responsible for misplaced, lost, or stolen cards. The pass is non-transferable and non-refundable.

Public Lands pass for 2020 with image of person skiing

Interagency Annual Pass

$80.00- Annual
An annual pass valid 12 months from month of purchase.
Admits the pass holder and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle.* For areas that charge a per person fee, the pass admits the pass holder and 3 additional adults (16 and older). Two people can sign the pass.
Coverage includes access to and use of, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, U.S. Department of Reclamation, and the United States Department of Agriculture-Forest Service sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees.

* A private vehicle is defined as any non-commercial vehicle that is being used for private recreational purposes.

Two public Lands senior passes for 2020 with images of person skiing and a goat jumping

Interagency Senior Pass

$80.00
A lifetime pass for citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., age 62 or older.
Admits the pass holder and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle.* For areas that charge a per person fee, the pass admits the pass holder and 3 additional adults (16 and older).Coverage includes access to and use of, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, U.S. Department of Reclamation, and the United States Department of Agriculture-Forest Service sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees. Also provides a 50% discount for pass owner on some expanded amenity fees such as camping (excluding hook-ups), boat launching, etc.

What if a senior citizen is on a fixed budget?
Legislation establishes an annual Senior Pass for $20. That pass is valid for one year from the date of issuance. Learn more about changes to the Senior Pass.

* A private vehicle is defined as any non-commercial vehicle that is being used for private recreational purposes.

Public Lands pass for 2020 with image of an owl

Interagency Access Pass

Free
A lifetime pass for citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who have a permanent disability, regardless of age. Admits the pass holder and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle.* For areas that charge a per person fee, the pass admits the pass holder and 3 additional adults (16 and older).Access to and use of, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, U.S. Department of Reclamation, and the United States Department of Agriculture-Forest Service sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees. Also provides a 50% discount for pass owner on some expanded amenity fees such as camping (excluding hook-ups), boat launching, etc.

* A private vehicle is defined as any non-commercial vehicle that is being used for private recreational purposes.

Public Lands pass for 2020 with image of person skiing

Interagency Volunteer Pass

Free- Annual
An annual pass for those who volunteer 250 hours or more at Federal recreation sites beginning January 1, 2007. Valid 12 months from month on issue.
Admits the pass holder and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle.* For areas that charge a per person fee, the pass admits the pass holder and 3 additional adults (16 and older).
Access to and use of U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, U.S. Department of Reclamation, and the United States Department of Agriculture-Forest Service sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees.

* A private vehicle is defined as any noncommercial vehicle that is being used for private recreational purposes.

Public Lands pass for 2020 with image of person skiing

Free Annual Pass for Current U.S. Military

Free Entrance for Veterans and Gold Star Families

Beginning on Veterans Day, November 11, 2020, Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans receive free access to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks, wildlife refuges and forests.

Veterans must show a qualifying form of ID at the entrance gate and Gold Star Families must download and print the Gold Star Family Voucher in advance. Learn more about free access for veterans and Gold Star Families


Young boy holding a park pass in front of a background of tree foliage
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Every Kid Outdoors

The Every Kid Outdoors program provides free access to federal lands and waters for 4th graders and their guests. Learn more about Every Kid Outdoors.

During the 2019-2020 school year, Many 4th graders missed out on using their Every Kid Outdoors Annual 4th Grade Pass. A new voucher is now available for 5th grade students through August 31, 2021.
Learn more about the voucher for 5th graders.

Educational Fee Waiver

Academic institutions may be eligible for a fee waiver. Learn more.

Last updated: December 10, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 52
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718

Phone:

(808) 985-6011

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