Fees & Passes

 
 

Entrance Fees & Passes

Buy Online, Save Time!

Save time at the entrance station by purchasing your pass in advance. Forget to buy a pass before your arrival? No problem! We gladly sell passes at the entrances, and while we prefer credit cards, we also accept cash. A full 80% of your entrance and camping fees directly fund projects that improve your experience here. The parks appreciate your support!

Sale of our Vehicle, Motorcycle and Annual passes are available online. Fee structure for all passes is found below:

Vehicle Pass - $35.00

This pass is valid for 1-7 days and includes everyone traveling in a single vehicle for Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and Hume Lake District of Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument.

Individual Entry Pass - $20.00

This entry fee is for a single person traveling on foot or by bicycle. It is valid for 1-7 days in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and Hume Lake District of Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument.

Non-Commercial Group - $15.00

Groups traveling in a bus or vehicle with a capacity of 16 persons or more are charged per person. People 15 years old or younger, drivers hired for transportation only, or anyone with a pass that may be used for park entry is exempt from paying the entrance fee.

Commercial Group, 1-6 Passenger Capacity - $25.00

This entrance fee is for commercial tours of one or more people traveling on an itinerary that has been packaged, priced, or sold for leisure or recreational purposes by an organization that realizes financial gain through the provision of the service. This fee is based on the seating capacity of the vehicle and not the actual number of passengers. Passenger ages or entrance passes do not affect the price. The charge for vehicles with a seating capacity of 1-6 passengers is $25 plus $10 per person.

Commercial Group, 7-15 Passenger Capacity - $75.00

This entrance fee is for commercial tours of vehicles with a seating capacity of 7-15 people.

Commercial Group, 16-25 Passenger Capacity - $100.00

This entrance fee is for commercial tours of vehicles with a seating capacity of 16-25 people.

Commercial group, 26+ Passenger Capacity - $200.00

This entrance fee is for commercial tours of vehicles with a seating capacity of 26 or more people.

Motorcycle Pass - $30.00

This pass is valid for 1-7 days and includes everyone traveling on a motorcycle, scooter, or similar motorized vehicle for Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and Hume Lake District of Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument.

 

 

America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Lands Pass

The https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees (day use fees) at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
• Annual Pass: $80
• Current U.S. Military Annual Pass: Free
• Senior Pass: $80 (lifetime); $20 (annual)
• Access Pass: Free
• Volunteer Pass: Free
To obtain your America the Beautiful pass, America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Lands Pass page.


Free Entrance Passes Through Every Kid Outdoors Program

Are you a fourth-grade student? If so, you and your family get free access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year, including Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. To obtain a pass, fourth grade students can visit the bilingual Every Kid Outdoors website, participate in a short educational activity, and then download a paper voucher to print and bring with them to visit the parks. With the fourth-grader, the pass admits all children under 16 and all adults in up to one passenger vehicle. Commercial vehicles can't use a pass to get in and the pass does not cover camping and activity fees. Be sure to visit Every Kid Outdoors and print your pass before you arrive.

 

Entrance Fee-Free Days

Free park admission is offered at all national parks on several fee-free days. Fees for camping, reservations, concessions, and fees collected by third parties still apply.

In addition to the national fee-free days, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will waive entrance fees on these additional days in 2020:

  • December 13, 2020 for the annual Trek to the Tree event. The Trek to the Tree celebrates the General Grant Tree as the "Nation's Christmas Tree," designated by President Calvin Coolidge in 1926. The event also recognizes those who have given their lives in service to the United States. A ceremony to honor service members and other events are planned.

Academic Fee Waivers

Schools and other educational groups may qualify for an academic fee waiver. If you'd like to apply, submit your information at least two weeks before your trip.

Last updated: June 15, 2020

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Mailing Address:

47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

(559) 565-3341

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