Fees & Passes

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Free Entrance Days

Check out the list of Free Entrance Days in the National Parks coming up this year.

Come experience the national parks! On five days in 2022, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2022:

  • January 17: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • April 16: First day of National Park Week
  • August 4: Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
  • September 24: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

Park Entrance Fee

When you arrive at the park, you can pay your entrance fee with a debit or credit card. Your fees are put to work improving visitor services and facilities, learn more here: Your Fee Dollars at Work . Thank you for supporting your national parks! If you want to see what we are using funds for at this park, please check out our park specific Your Dollars at Work page.

  • Private Vehicles - $25. Admits one private, non-commercial vehicle (15-passenger capacity or less) and all occupants. Valid for 7 days.

  • Bicycles & Pedestrians - $15 per individual. Admits one individual with no motor vehicle (bicyclist, hiker, pedestrian). Youth 15 and under are admitted free of charge. Valid for 7 days.

  • Motorcycles - $20. Admits one or two passengers on a single private, non-commercial motorcycle. Valid for 7 days.

PEFO Annual Pass Front

Annual Park Pass

Come here often? Consider purchasing an annual pass. The park's annual pass costs $45 and is valid at Petrified Forest National Park. It admits the pass owner and all accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle. The pass is available to purchase in the park at the entrance stations and is good for one year from the month of issue.


America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes

A variety of other pass options are available, both in park and online. Learn more here: National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program. The passes listed below are passes valid at all national parks and federal fee areas good for one year from the month of issue. They include:

  • IA* Annual pass - $80

  • IA Annual pass for seniors 62+ - $20

  • IA Lifetime pass for seniors 62+ - $80

  • IA Annual pass for 4th graders - Free, Every Kid Outdoors website

  • IA Annual pass for military personnel and dependents - Free

  • IA Annual pass for veterans - Free

  • IA Lifetime entry for Gold Star families - Free

  • IA Lifetime pass for people with permanent disabilities - Free

  • IA Annual pass for volunteers - Free after a certain number of hours

    *IA means Inter-agency


Commercial Fees

If you are conducting an income generating tour of the park, you are subject to commercial tour fees. Fees for commercial vehicles are based on the capacity of the vehicle, not the number of passengers on board, and are valid for 7 days:

  • Capacity of 1 to 6 passengers - $25 flat fee + $10 per person (Sedans, SUVs, Minivans)
  • Capacity of 7 to 15 passengers - $50 (Vans)

  • Capacity of 16-25 passengers - $60 (Minibus)

  • Capacity of 26+ passengers - $150 (Large tour buses, motorcoaches)

A commercial tour consists of one or more persons traveling on an itinerary that has been packaged, priced, or sold for leisure/recreational purposes by an organization that realizes financial gain through the provision of the service. Falling within this definition are tours which require the use of a vehicle: bus, van, or sedan as the primary means of transport during the road-based tour. The tour operator is using National Park Service roads as the primary means of accomplishing the tour.


Non-Commercial Fees for Organized Groups
A non-commercial organized group is a group traveling together, such as scouts, a club, a church, or other group that has organized its own itinerary. Fees are based on the capacity of the vehicle, not the number of passengers on board, and are valid for 7 days:

  • Capacity of 15 or less - $25

  • Capacity of 16+ - $15 per person

Fees can get complicated around non-commercial groups, and we can give you an idea of what to expect with park entry fees if we get some more details. Please contact the Supervisory Visitor Use Assistant with questions about your group, 928-524-6228 ext. 260.


WARNING: Removal of petrified wood or any natural or cultural object is strictly prohibited and punishable by federal law. Make sure all passengers are aware of park regulations and that they follow resource protection and safety guidelines. The tour guides may be held responsible for the actions of their clients.

Last updated: April 17, 2022

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Petrified Forest National Park
P.O. Box 2217

Petrified Forest , AZ 86028-2217


928 524-6228

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