Fees & Passes

Important Planning Note:

Due to our remote and small operation, Lava Beds is not able to accept debit or credit cards for campground fees at this time. Please bring cash or checks if you plan to camp. Credit and debit cards may be used to purchase entrance passes and other goods in the visitor center during normal operating hours.

Entrance Fees:

Effective January 1, 2018:

1-7 Day Entrance Fee: $20.00 per vehicle

1-7 Day Individual Fee (Bicycle, Hiker, Horseback, etc.): $10.00

1-7 Day Motorcycle Fee: $15.00


Entrance fees are not charged to persons under 16 years of age or holders of any of the below annual or lifetime passes. These passes may be obtained at the Park.

Academic groups may apply for an
Academic Fee Waiver and have their entrance fees waived. Visit the Plan Your Field Trip section to learn about what education opportunities await your students.

Campground Fees:

Campsite Fee: $10.00 per night, per site

Group Campsite: $3.00 per person, up to $60.00

 

Fee Free Days 2017:

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

Camping and other user fees apply. Enjoy your parks!
 

Annual and Lifetime Passes:

 
2016 LABE Annual Pass
Lava Beds Annual Pass: $40.00
  • Good for one year from date of purchase
  • A Lava Beds annual pass is also valid at Crater Lake National Park, and a Crater Lake annual pass is honored at Lava Beds
 
2016 America the Beautiful Annual Pass

The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass: $80.00

  • Good for one year from date of purchase
  • Available to everyone
  • Non-transferrable
  • Replaces both the National Parks Annual Pass and the Golden Eagle Pass
  • Can be obtained in person at a federal recreation site, or by calling 1-888-ASK USGS (1-888-275-8747), Ext. 3 (Hours of operation are: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Mountain time), or online. Purchase Now!
 
Image of the 2 new senior passes

The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass:

  • Cost:
    • $80 Lifetime Senior Pass
    • $20 Annual Senior Pass
  • Available for: U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship.
  • May provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services.
  • Generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.
  • Note: Golden Age Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.
  • May be obtained online, in person at a federal recreation site or through the mail using this application form. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship.
 
2016 Military Annual Pass

Annual Pass for U.S. Military: Free

  • Available to current U.S. military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and also, Reserve and National Guard members.
  • Must be obtained in person at a Federal recreation site by showing a Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173).
 
Access Pass

Access Pass: Free

  • For U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities
  • May be obtained in person at a federal recreation site or through the mail using this application form. The cost of obtaining an Access Pass through the mail is ten dollars ($10) for processing the application (the Pass is free). Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship.
  • May provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services
  • Generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners
 
2016 Volunteer Pass

Volunteer Pass: Free

  • For volunteers with 250 service hours with federal agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program
  • Contact your local federal recreation site for more information about volunteer opportunities or visit Volunteer.gov.
 
2016 4th Grade Pass

Annual 4th Grade Pass: Free

  • Available to U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) with a valid Every Kid in a Park paper pass
  • The pass is valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through the following summer (September-August)
  • Paper passes can be obtained by visiting the Every Kid in a Park website and can be exchanged for the Annual 4th Grade Pass at Federal recreation sites that charge Entrance or Standard Amenity fees (Day Use Fee)
  • Digital version of the paper pass (such as on smart phones or tablets) will not be accepted to exchange for an Annual 4th Grade Pass
  • The pass is non-transferable
  • Educators can also be involved! Learn more at the Every Kid in a Park website

Additional Details about the Annual 4th Grade Pass

 

Last updated: December 29, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1240
Tulelake, CA 96134

Phone:

(530) 667-8113

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