Electronic Passes Available Through Recreation.gov
Purchase digital park entrance passes on recreation.gov at no additional cost. Buying your pass ahead of time may help expedite your trip into the park. Once purchased, passes for Joshua Tree National Park must be printed or saved on your mobile device prior to use. Connectivity is limited or non-existent in the park, therefore printing the permit or saving it on your phone (so you can access it even if there is no wi-fi or cell service) is highly recommended.
The America the Beautiful, National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Passes, such as the Annual, Access, or Senior pass, can be purchased at a park entrance station or visitor center upon arrival.
The following digital park entrance passes are available on recreation.gov:
Buying a Pass in Person
In addition to recreation.gov, you can buy a park pass at:
Your Fees Benefit the Park
Eighty percent of entrance fee dollars collected in Joshua Tree National Park stay in the park, funding important maintenance projects and visitor services. Learn more about how recreation fees support the operation of your national park.
What Kinds of Passes/Fees Are There?
Entrance Fee - $30.00
7-day vehicle permit, admitting the passengers of a single, non-commercial vehicle on the day of purchase and for the next six days.
Motorcycle Entrance Fee - $25.00
7-day entrance permit, per motorcycle.
Individual Entrance Fee - $15.00
7-day entrance fee, per person on foot or bike.
Annual and Lifetime Passes
Free Entrance Days
Entrance to Joshua Tree and all other national park sites are typically free on these days:
Commercial Tour Group Fees
Groups entering in a vehicle with a capacity of 16 passengers or more will pay an entrance fee of $12 per person on board, with the following exceptions:
Are you planning an educational trip for a school group? Find out if the group is eligible for an academic fee waiver.
Last updated: January 13, 2021