Fees and Passes


When you park your vehicle in the park, your proof of payment is a KEMO Daily Pass, a KEMO Annual Pass, or an America the Beautiful Pass. Physical passes must be displayed from the inside rear view mirror or on the dashboard of your vehicle, making sure the face of the pass is visible from the outside. Digital passes will be tied to your vehicle's license plate number.

For a list of parking lots where the entrance fee is enforced, click here.
Click here for common and FAQ's on the Fee Program

Shuttle Bus on the weekends (Shuttle Bus service is NOT currently running)

Kennesaw Mountain road is closed every weekend and on holidays but we offer a shuttle bus that will provide transportation to the top of the mountain. You must obtain a ticket to ride the bus. Tickets to ride the shuttle bus are free with the purchase of KEMO Day or Annual Passes, or any of the America the Beautiful Passes, and can be obtained at the Visitor Center.

The shuttle bus operates in 30 minute increments, with the first run up the mountain at 9:40 a.m., and the last run up the mountain at 4:30 p.m.

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Pass Information

KEMO Day Pass - $5

The KEMO Daily Pass is valid for the date of purchase only! It admits all persons traveling in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle (car/truck/van) and is non-transferable.

KEMO Annual Pass - $40

The KEMO Annual Pass is valid for one year from the month of purchase! It admits all persons traveling in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle (car/truck/van) and is non-transferable.

How to purchase your KEMO Day or Annual Pass

In Person
Purchase your KEMO Day or Annual Pass at the Visitor Center located at 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr, Kennesaw, GA 30152. Visitor Center hours are 9 am to 5 pm every day except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. You may also obtain any of the America the Beautiful Passes at the Visitor Center.

A KEMO Day or Annual Pass may be purchased online at Recreation.Gov or by using the Buy Your Pass Online image. We reccommend that you purchase this pass online after finding a parking space as the pass does not guarantee parking. You can visit Recreation.gov from your mobile device's browser or scan the QR Code located on signs in our major parking lots. Purchasing this pass online will require you to input your vehicle's license plate number. There will be no physical pass to display, compliance will be checked via your license plate.

America the Beautiful Passes

A valid America the Beautiful pass is now acceptable for entrance to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Display it in your vehicle as you would a KEMO Daily Pass or an KEMO Annual Pass.An America the Beautiful pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at areas managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A pass covers entrance and standard amenity fees for a driver and all 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.Learn more about the following passes available in the series:

National Park Service Fee Free Days

  • January 18: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • April 17: First day of National Park Week
  • August 4: One year anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 25: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

Last updated: January 25, 2021

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Mailing Address:

900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr
Kennesaw, GA 30152


770-427-4686 x0

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