We hope this information will be useful in planning your visit. We are continually working to upgrade facilities for accessibility and to improve park access for all visitors. While not all facilities are fully accessible, park rangers are happy to assist any visitor with special needs.
The visitor center has reserved parking and is accessible by ramp. The restrooms, exhibit area, bookstore, information desk and water-bottle filling station are fully wheelchair-accessible. Visitors may use Audio Description electronic equipment to tour the visitor center exhibits. Just ask the ranger for devices kept behind the front desk.
Oak Ridge Campground, numerous campsites and the restroom located at the B-loop is wheelchair-accessible (complete with shower facilities). The amphitheater is wheelchair-accessible. Rangers sometimes present programs here during the summer.
The America the Beautiful - Access Pass is a free lifetime pass for entrance to all federal parks, monuments, and recreation areas. It also provides a 50% reduction of camping fees (not including concessionaires). The America the Beautiful - Access Pass is issued to United States citizens and permanent residents who have a permanent disability. Inquire at the park visitor center or online at USGS.gov (processing fees apply if obtained through USGS).
Service animals are permitted in all areas of the park that visitors are permitted. For a definition of a service animal, please see the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) definition. Please note that pets whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA and are not permitted inside park buildings. Additional information about service animals in National Park Service sites is also available.
American Sign Language Interpretation
American Sign Language interpretation is available by request. This service is free of charge. Please call 410-823-1309 to make arrangements for an interpreter. Requests must be received no less than 14 days prior to your visit.
National Parks: Accessible to Everyone
National Parks: Accessible to Everyone is the National Park Service's official page where visitors can find information, services, and resources available at National Park Service sites around the country.
Last updated: October 5, 2022