Fees & Passes
Entrance FeesVehicle - $25
Covers entry for one vehicle and passengers for seven consecutive days, beginning on the day of purchase.
Motorcycle - $20
Covers entry for one motorcycle and one passenger for seven consecutive days, beginning on the day of purchase.
Individual - $10
Per person 16 years of age or older when entering by means other than a private, non-commercial vehicle, such as bicycles; taxis and limousines providing transportation only; buses carrying passengers not on a pre-packaged tour such as school groups visiting for recreational purposes; and buses or vans registered to non-profit organizations such as churches or schools. A family traveling together shall pay no more than the vehicle fee. Valid for seven consecutive days, beginning on the day of purchase.
Shenandoah Annual Pass - $50
The Shenandoah Annual Pass provides unlimited entry for one year to the pass owner and passengers in the same vehicle. At per-person fee areas this pass covers the pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults. Children under 16 are admitted free.
Fee ExceptionsFee Free Days
Entrance fees will be waived to celebrate and honor select important dates. View 2017 Fee Free Days.
Academic Fee Waivers
School groups and other approved academic institutions can obtain a waiver of entrance fees, provided the group is visiting for educational purposes and the resources the group intends to use support those purposes. Learn more about academic fee waivers.
A commercial tour is defined as consisting of one or more persons 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. The entry fees of commercial tours are based upon the total capacity of vehicles that can carry seven or more passengers regardless of the actual number of passengers. Possession of a national park passport or the ages of the passengers does not affect the price charged unless the vehicle's capacity is less than 7 passengers, excluding the driver.
America the Beautiful Annual and Lifetime PassesAt Shenandoah's entrance stations you can purchase an America the Beautiful Annual Pass, a Senior Pass, and obtain a free Access Pass, Military Pass for active duty military members, or 4th Grade Pass. The Annual, Senior, and Access Passes can be purchased online from the USGS Store with a $10 processing fee. Learn more about National Parks and Federal Lands passes.
At Shenandoah, these passes cover the pass holder and passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle. At per-person fee areas these passes will cover the pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults. Children under 16 are admitted free. The pass holder must be present with identification. We cannot look up information if any of these passes are lost or stolen and cannot accept receipts or pictures of the pass in lieu of the pass.
Senior PassAttention: The cost of the Senior Pass will increase from $10 to $80 beginning August 28, 2017. Senior Passes that have been purchased before this date will still be valid. Find out more about changes to the Senior Pass and read the press release regarding the senior pass price increase. If you are 62 or older you can purchase the pass for the current price of $10 through August 27, 2017 at any of Shenandoah's four entrance stations. CORE hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We at Shenandoah cannot sell the Senior Pass by phone or by mail. The USGS Store sells these passes online with an additional $10 processing fee. Due to high demand online orders are currently being processed within nine weeks. Mail-in orders are currently being processed within twelve weeks.
Camping FeesCamping is a separate fee from your entrance to the park. Access and Senior Pass holders recieve 50 percent off camping fees in Shenandoah. Camping fees are $15-$20 per night, depending on which campground you stay in. Visit the camping page to learn more.
Last updated: July 12, 2017