Entrance Fees and Passes

Plan Your Visit

Key Information

  1. Get an entrance pass

    All visitors must have one of these entrance passes:

    Pass Price
    Standard Pass $15.00–$25.00
    Annual Pass $45.00
    America the Beautiful Pass (includes Senior Passes) FREE–$80.00

    Help me choose an entrance pass

Choosing an Entrance Pass

Do you have or qualify for a discounted America the Beautiful Pass?

If you already have an America the Beautiful—the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, that's the only entrance pass you need. Seniors, military, visitors with a permanent disability, and families with a 4th grader are eligible for a free or discounted America the Beautiful pass.

America the Beautiful Pass

How often do you plan to visit national parks in the next 12 months?

If you don't qualify for a discounted America the Beautiful pass, we recommend choosing an entrance pass based on your trip plans.

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This park, once Standard Pass
This park, multiple times Annual Pass
More than one national park or federal recreation site America the Beautiful Pass

Entrance Passes

America the Beautiful, the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series (Interagency Passes) provides entrance and standard amenity fees (day-use fees) to more than 2,000 federal recreational areas with six cooperating agencies across the United States. Children ages 15 and under are free. The Senior Pass and Access Pass may provide discounts on camping fees.

Standard Entrance Pass

$15.00–$25.00

The entrance fee paid for admission to Saguaro National Park is good for 7 days and includes both the Tucson Mountain District (West) and the Rincon Mountain District (East).

The vehicle entrance pass is sold in the form of a dated register receipt and admits one privately owned, non-commercial vehicle into Saguaro National Park. This includes passenger cars, trucks, vans, recreational vehicles, campers, or converted buses used for private, recreational purposes.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Red Hills Visitor Center (West)

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Fee Kiosk, Rincon Mountain District

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Rincon Mountain Visitor Center (East)

    Credit/Debit Only

Individuals entering the park by means other than a motor vehicle may purchase individual entrance passes. This includes hikers, horseback riders and bicyclists. The individual entrance fee is charged to anyone 16 years of age or older.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Rincon Mountain Visitor Center (East)

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Fee Kiosk, Rincon Mountain District

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Red Hills Visitor Center (West)

    Credit/Debit Only

This fee is charged per-vehicle upon entrance, regardless of the number of riders. An Annual Pass will cover two motorcycles traveling together if the two people who signed that pass are on different motorcycles. A Lifetime Pass (such as the Access or Senior Pass) with one signature line will only cover one motorcycle.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Rincon Mountain Visitor Center (East)

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Fee Kiosk, Rincon Mountain District

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Red Hills Visitor Center (West)

    Credit/Debit Only

More information
Annual Entrance - Park

Annual Entrance - Park

$45.00

This pass covers up to 4 adults (anyone over the age of 16) or everyone in a single, non-commercial, vehicle. Is accepted in both districts of the park.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Rincon Mountain Visitor Center (East)

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Red Hills Visitor Center (West)

    Credit/Debit Only

America the Beautiful—the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

A stack of all six versions of the America the Beautiful Pass

Covers entrance fees and standard amenity (day-use) fees at lands managed by

  • National Park Service
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service
  • US Forest Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • US Army of Corps of Engineers

Depending on the type of entrance fee charged at a site, covers
One private vehicle fee
or
Four per person fees

Type Available to Price
Annual Pass Everyone $80.00
Annual Senior Pass US citizens and permanent residents 62+ years old $20.00
Lifetime Senior Pass US citizens and permanent residents 62+ years old $80.00
Annual Military Pass Current US military and dependents Free
Lifetime Military Pass Gold Star Family members and veterans Free
Access Pass US citizens and permanent residents with permanent disability Free
4th Grade Pass US 4th graders Free
Volunteer Pass Federal recreation site volunteers with 250 service hours Free

America the Beautiful Passes are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Passholders must show valid photo identification (ID) with each pass.

How to Get an America the Beautiful Pass

In Person (Recommended)

Passes can be purchased or picked up at over 1,000 federal recreation sites.

Purchase and pickup locations

Order Online, Receive by Mail

To receive your pass by mail, order online at the USGS Online Store . Online orders are for physical passes, not digital passes, and may take up to three weeks to be processed and delivered. Order receipts may not be used in place of a physical pass. We recommend ordering at least three weeks in advance of your visit, or picking up a pass in person instead.

2024 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone (other fees, including timed entry or reservation fees, may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:

 

Ways to Pay

Pay in Person

  • At the Fee Kiosk in the Rincon Mountain District or at the Red Hills Visitor Center in the Tucson Mountain District. ONLY DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS ARE ACCEPTED. NO CASH.
  • Using the automated fee machines located outside the Fee Kiosk in the Rincon Mountain District or the Red Hills Visitor Center in the Tucson Mountain District. Individual, private vehicle, and motorcycle entrance fees may be purchased here, as well as the Saguaro Annual Pass and the America the Beautiful Pass. Available by credit card only.

Pay Online

  • Passes that are specific to Saguaro National Park (day passes, camping and Arizona Trail thru-hiking overnight passes) can be obtained on Recreation.gov.
  • To purchase your Interagency Pass online, visit the USGS website. Please note that Interagency Passes will not be available for immediate download or printing. A physical pass will be shipped to you. Receipts and electronic scanned images of your pass are NOT valid for use. If you need your pass sooner, please visit a site near you that distributes passes.

 

Educational Fee Waiver

National Park Service policy permits entrance fees to be waived for national and international academic institutions visiting parks for non-commercial educational purposes. However, Educational Fee Waivers are not issued automatically. Educational groups must apply and meet the criteria to receive a fee waiver. Only groups of students 16 years of age or older visiting Saguaro National Park require an Educational Fee Waiver. Learn about the criteria and application process to get a waiver.

 

Other Fees

Last updated: May 29, 2024

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