How much is the fee?Daily = $5
Yearly = $40
Do I need to pay the fee today?Yes. We started collecting fees in November 2019. It was paused March 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis but was resumed on July 24, 2020.
Do I need to display the pass I just bought?Yes. Parking lot compliance is done throughout the day at each of our nine parking lots. If not, you could come back to a citation on your car.
Where does the fee money go?The first 3 years, 100% stayed in the park. After the 3 years, 80% of what we collect in the park stays in Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to enhance your experience here. This includes trail maintenance. The other 20% goes to support the other non-fee parks in the National Park Service.
What happens if I don't pay?You'll either have a fee notice (warning) or a $55 citation on your car when you return.
What are the ways I can purchase a pass?You can purchase one in person at the Visitor Center during operating hours or you can purchase one digitally on rec.gov that's tied to your license plate number.
What if I have more than one car and I want to purchase the annual pass?The physical passes can be moved from car to car. It still only works for one car in the park, but you can choose which car to drive on any given day.
What if I have the digital pass, can I use it on different cars?No. The digital pass is tied to one vehicle. If you purchased one and have multiple vehicles, you can exchange it for a physical pass when the Visitor Center is open.
Do you have a senior discount?No, but if you're 62 or older and an American citizen or permanent resident, you can purchase the America the Beautiful Senior Pass that works for all National Parks. There are two options: $80 for a lifetime pass or $20 for an annual pass.
Does the parking/entrance fee include the overflow parking lot?Yes. We have several parking areas within the boundaries of the battlefield that are subject to the fee. They are the main Visitor Center, on top of Kennesaw Mountain, the overflow lot on Old 41, gravel lot for 24-gun battery, Pigeon Hill, Cheatham Hill, Cheatham Hill Activity Area, Horse trailer parking lot, and Kolb's Farm.
Does the fee guarantee parking?No. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee parking. If you only want to come for the day, we suggest waiting until you park to purchase the day pass.
Does my Georgia State Park Pass work here?No. The State Park Pass only works for State Parks and Kennesaw Mountain is a National Park subject to federal regulations.
What if I lose my physical pass?Unfortunately, you will need to purchase another one. There's no database for the cards.
What passes do you offer in the Visitor Center?In addition to the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Annual Pass ($40), all of the nation-wide passes are available:
Last updated: November 20, 2023