Fees & Passes

The entrance sign to Organ Pipe Cactus NM

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Purchasing Your Entrance Fee or Pass

Organ Pipe Cactus offers several options for visitors to purchase their admission into the monument. Discover these options below and select which is right for you! Your fee dollars help pay for maintenance, interpretive operations, and preservation efforts at the monument. Thank you for your support!

Single-Visit Entrance Fee

Easily purchase the following passes ahead of time online at Recreation.gov or in-person at the Kris Eggle Visitor Center. Single-visit entrance fees pay for admission to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and are valid for seven days after purchase.

  • Vehicles: $25
    This fee includes all occupants of a non-commercial vehicle.

  • Motorcycle: $20 
    Admits one single, private, non-commercial motorcycle and its passenger(s).

  • Individuals: $15
    This fee applies to bicycles and walk-ins (per person)

Various America The Beautiful passes, each with different colors and uses

America The Beautiful Interagency Passes

The America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series may be purchased through the USGS Store. These passes provide access to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas across the United States.

Passes cover:

  • Entrance fees at National Park Service and US Fish and Wildlife sites
  • Standard amenity fees (day-use fees) at Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, US Forest Service, and US Army Corps of Engineers sites
  • Senior Lifetime and Access Passes provide additional benefits, such as a 50% discount on expanded amenity fees such as camping, swimming, and interpretive services

In general, passes cover everyone in a personal vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas or up to four adults at sites that charge per person. Children ages 15 or under are admitted free.

Interagency passes available at the USGS Store include:

  • Annual Pass: $80
  • Annual Military Pass: Free* - For active-duty military
  • Military Lifetime Pass: Free** - For veterans with a military ID and Gold Star Families with a Gold Star Family Voucher
  • Annual Fourth Grade Pass for US students in fourth grade: Free
  • Annual Senior Pass: $20
  • Lifetime Senior Pass: $80
  • Lifetime Access Pass: Free
  • Annual Volunteer Pass: Free (250 hours of volunteer service at any of the six participating federal agencies is required)

*A new program that provides free access for US military veterans and Gold Star Family members took effect in fall 2020 as a way to thank them for their support of our country and to encourage them to explore recreational opportunities on their public lands and waters. Find detailed information about who qualifies, acceptable forms of identification, and how to download a Gold Star Family voucher.

**The new Military Lifetime Pass is available starting Novemeber 11th, 2022. In December 2021, President Biden signed into law S. 1605 “The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022” (NDAA), making Gold Star families and veterans eligible for lifetime passes to federal recreational lands.


Fee-Free Entrance Days

The National Park Service has several days each year that are Fee-Free Days. Entrance fees are waived at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and other National Park Service sites for visitors to celebrate these special occasions. The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite! Amenity fees such as camping fees are separate and still required.

Fee-Free Days:


Camping Fees

Reserve your campsite today at Recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777. All reservations must be made through Recreation.gov and may be reserved same day and up to six months in advance. Senior and Access passes receive a 50% discount on individual campsites.

  • Twin Peaks Campground: $20 per night
    An established campground with facilities, tent and RV camping. Group sites are available (Senior or Access pass discounts do not apply on group sites)

  • Alamo Canyon Campground: $16 per night
    A primitive campground for tent camping only.

  • Backcountry Camping: $5 per permit (valid for 7 days)
    Backpack in the heart of the Sonoran Desert wilderness.

Last updated: January 18, 2023

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Mailing Address:

10 Organ Pipe Drive
Ajo, AZ 85321



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