Fees & Passes

ENTRANCE FEES
NONE! The National Park Service charges no fees, nor is a fee charged at the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center adjacent to Gavins Point Dam. However, our state park partners do charge:

Nebraska State Park Partners

  • Niobrara State Park
  • Ponca State Park
  • Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area (Nebraska)

All require a valid entry permit. An annual permit is $26.00* per vehicle. A second permit costs $13.50.* The daily permit is $5.00* per vehicle.
* A 35 cent vendor fee applies to permits bought outside the parks.

South Dakota State Park Partners

  • Randall Creek Recreation Area
  • Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area (South Dakota) including the Chief White Crane & Pierson Ranch areas)

These areas require a valid entry permit. As of July 1, 2016, an annual permit is $30 per vehicle. A second vehicle permit costs $15. A transferable annual permit (one vehicle at a time) is $65. The daily entry permit is $4 if the vehicle has only one occupant; otherwise, it is $6 per vehicle.

FISHING & Hunting Licenses

 

Federal Recreation Passes
The America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Annual Pass ($80) and the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Senior Pass ($10) are available at the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center.

All existing Golden Access and Golden Age passes will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass. Only paper Golden Age and Access Passports may be exchanged free of charge for new plastic passes.

Annual 4th Grade Pass

  • 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 theEvery Kid in a Park websiteand can be exchanged for the Annual 4th Grade Pass atFederal 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 theEvery Kid in a Park website.

Additional Details about the Annual 4th Grade Pass


Access (disability) passes are not available at the Lewis & Clark Visitor Center. The nearest outlets for these are at:
Homestead National Monument, Beatrice, Nebraska
Pipestone National Monument, Pipestone, Minnesota
DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri Valley, Iowa
Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail, Omaha, Nebraska

 
FY11-Annual-Pass
Interagency Annual Pass

Interagency Annual Pass
The $80 Interagency Annual Pass provides entrance or access to pass holder and accompanying passengers in a single, private non-commercial vehicle at most federal recreation sites across the country. Pass is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

 
Interagency Senior Pass
Interagency Senior Pass

Interagency Senior Pass
The $10 Interagency Senior Pass (62 and older) is a lifetime pass available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Pass is available to purchase in-person only and with appropriate documentation.

 
Interagency Access Pass

Interagency Access Pass
Free lifetime pass available to citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who have been determined to be blind or permanently disabled. Pass is available only in-person and with appropriate documentation.

 
2015 4th Grade Pass

Annual 4th Grade Pass
Available to U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) with a valad Every Kid in a Park paper pass.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

508 East 2nd Street
Yankton, SD 57078

Phone:

(605) 665-0209

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