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 Lava Beds Annual Pass and the Interagency America the Beautiful Pass will cover the entrance fee to Lava Beds.
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).
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.
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.
Military Annual Pass
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.
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.
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.
Educators may help students obtain 4th Grade Passes. Learn more at the Every Kid Outdoors website. Educators however, do not qualify for a 4th Grade Pass but may want to get one of the other Interagency Passes.