Fees & Passes

 

Lava Beds Fees

Out of more than 400 national parks, just over 100 charge an entrance fee. The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) allows the NPS to collect and retain revenue and requires that fee revenue be used to enhance the visitor experience. At least 80 percent of the money stays in the park where it is collected, and the other 20 percent is used to benefit parks that do not collect fees. More information and FAQs are available on NPS.gov.

Lava Beds National Monument is a fee use area that charges a entrance fee to the park as well as fees for camping. Please use the drop down menu below to learn about Lava Beds fees.

 

1-7 Day Entrance Fee: $25.00 per vehicle
1-7 Day Individual Fee (Bicycle, Hiker, Horseback, etc.): $15.00
1-7 Day Motorcycle Fee: $20.00 per motorcycle

Where to Pay :Lava Beds Visitor Center or Lava Beds Entrance Station (if open)

How to Pay: Cash,Check, Debit or Credit

**Please note that if arriving after hours the entrance fee can be payed at the self pay station near the Visitor Center Parking lot (cash & check only)**

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.

Campsite Fee: $10.00 per night, per site
Group Campsite$3.00 per person, up to $60.00 per night

Where to Pay: At the self pay Station at the entrance to Indian Well Campground
How to Pay: Cash or Check

Please Remember the Campsites are first come first serve and that the group site must be reserved. For more info on camping please visit our camping page here.

The public is invited to experience national parks, without entrance fees, on five days in 2023: Please note that Camping and other user fees apply. Enjoy your parks!

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.
 

Annual and Lifetime Passes


The Lava Beds Annual Pass and the Interagency America the Beautiful Pass will cover the entrance fee to Lava Beds.
 
Lava Beds Annual Pass 2022

Lava Beds Annual Pass:

Cost: $55 annual pass
Available for: Everyone

How to purchase:

  • In Person: At the Lava Beds Visitor Center (year round) or at the Lava Beds Entrance Station (during summer months).

Additional Information:

  • Good for one year from date of purchase
  • Starting January 1st 2023, the Lava Beds Annual Pass will be honored at at not only Lava Beds but also Crater Lake National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. For more info about the multipark pass and changes to the Lava Beds annual pass please view the recent news release here.
 
2022 America the Beautiful Pass

Annual Pass

Cost: $80 annual pass

Available for: Everyone

How to purchase:

Additional Information:

 
The Annual and Lifetime Senior Passes

Senior Pass

Cost:

  • $80 Lifetime Senior Pass
  • $20 Annual Senior Pass

Available for: US citizens or permanent residents ages 62 or over. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship.

How to purchase:

Additional Information:

  • Find detailed information about this pass on the USGS Store's Senior Lifetime Pass, Senior Annual Pass, and Frequently Asked Questions webpages.
  • The Senior Pass 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.
  • The Senior Pass generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.
  • Golden Age Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes are still honored according to the provisions of the pass.
  • Passes may not be purchased as gifts since eligible recipient must show proof of eligibility.
 
Annual Military Pass 2022

Military Annual Pass

Cost: Free

Available for:

  • Current US military members and their dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and Space Force, as well as Reserve and National Guard members. Please check photo ID requirements before arriving.

How to get:

Additional Information:

 
Military Lifetime America the Beautiful Pass

Military Lifetime Pass

Cost: Free

Available for:

  • Gold Star Families with a valid Gold Star Family Voucher
  • US military veterans with a valid, veteran ID

How to get:

Additional Information:

 
America The Beautiful Access Pass

Access Pass

Cost: Free lifetime pass

Available for: US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship.

How to get:

Additional Information:

  • Find detailed information about this pass on the USGS Store's Access Pass and Frequently Asked Questions webpages.
  • Find Frequently Asked Questions about this and other interagency passes on the USGS Store's website.
  • The Access Pass 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.
  • The Access Pass generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.
  • Golden Access Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes are still honored according to the provisions of the pass. Passes may not be purchased as gifts since eligible recipient must show proof of eligibility.
  • according to the provisions of the pass.
  • Passes may not be purchased as gifts since eligible recipient must present proof of eligibility.
 
America the Beautiful 2022 Volunteer Pass

Volunteer Pass

Cost: Free annual pass

Available for: Volunteers with 250 service hours with federal agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program

How to get: Volunteers should contact their volunteer coordinator for more information.

Additional Information:

  • Find Frequently Asked Questions about this and other interagency passes on the USGS Store's website.
  • The Volunteer Pass is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
  • Contact your local federal recreation site for more information about volunteer opportunities or visit Volunteer.gov.

 
Every Kid Outdoors 4th Grade Pass 2022-2023

4th Grade Pass

Cost: Free pass valid for the duration of the 4th grader's school year though the following summer (September-August)

Available for: US 4th graders, including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age, with a valid Every Kid Outdoors paper voucher

How to get:

  • Step 1: Get a paper voucher by visiting the Every Kid Outdoors website and following the instructions.
  • Step 2: Exchange a printed voucher for the Annual 4th Grade Pass at federal recreation sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees (day use fee). Find a location to pick up this pass at a federal recreation site.
  • NOTE: Digital versions of the paper voucher, such as on smart phones or tablets, are not accepted to exchange for an Annual 4th Grade Pass.

Additional Information:

Last updated: January 3, 2023

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