The fee you pay when parking at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park (KEMO) makes a difference! Under the Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act, national parks keep 80% of all fees collected and use that money to fund critical projects that improve services and protect resources. For the first three years, 100% of revenue generated will stay locally at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.
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 dashboardof your vehicle, making sure the face of the pass is visible from the outside. Digital passes will be tied to your vehicle's liscense plate number.
For a list of parking lots where the entrance fee is enforced, click here.
Shuttle Bus on the weekends
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.
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
A KEMO Day or Annual Pass may be purchased online at Recreation.gov. 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.
- 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.
America the Beautiful Pass
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: