Fees & Passes

Color photo of a black car stopped at the entrance station gate as the ranger inside the gate leans out to interact with the visitor and hand over a park map..

NPS / Brad Sutton

 

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.

 

Weekly Passes

Entrance Fee - $25.00

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 or Bicycle Entrance Fee - $12.00

7-day entrance permit, per motorcycle or bicycle.

Walk-in Entrance Fee - $12.00

7-day entrance fee, per person on foot.

Non-commercial Groups - Per Person - $12.00

Per-person fee charged to non-commercial groups entering in a vehicle with a capacity of 16 passengers or more.

 

Annual and Lifetime Passes

 

Free Entrance Days

Come celebrate the National Park Service Centennial with us! Entrance to Joshua Tree and all other national park sites will be free on 4 days in 2018:

  • 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
Other fees, such as camping and Keys Ranch tour fees, will still be charged on Free Entrance Days.
 

Commercial Tour Group Fees

  • 1-6 Passenger Capacity $25.00 + $12 per passenger
  • 7-15 Passenger Capacity $50.00
  • 16-25 Passenger Capacity $60.00
  • 26 + Passenger Capacity $150.00
Road-based commercial tour companies must obtain a Road-based Commercial Use Authorization. Travel agencies that organize and book tour groups that will enter the park as part of business operations require a Commercial Use Authorization Permit. Find out more about Commercial Use Authorizations and permits.
 

Non-commercial Groups

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:

  • Anyone who is 15 years old or younger is exempt from paying any 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.
Are you planning an educational trip for a school group? Find out if the group is eligible for an academic fee waiver.
 

Activity Fees

Camping fees vary by campground.
Ranger-led Keys Ranch Tours require advance reservations and cost $10 per adult.

Last updated: December 12, 2017

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Mailing Address:

74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597

Phone:

(760) 367-5500

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