Fees & Passes

a spring surrounded by natural geologic rock and with the bottoms of trees showing at the top of the rock
Big Spring, Princeton, Kentucky. Lt. B.B. Cannon and his detachment of approximately 360 Cherokees stopped here on the way to Indian Territory on November 3-4, 1837. Most of the 10 detachments that headed west during 1838-39 passed the spring and in all likelihood used it.



There are no user or entry fees for the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. Nominal fees may be charged at some trail-related federal, state, or locally owned historic sites and interpretive facilities. Please visit Places To Go for an interactive map and extensive list of places to visit by state. Contact information is available for each site to call and find out about fees.

The National Park Service is participating in the Interagency Pass Program, which was created by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and authorized by Congress in 2004. Other participating agencies include the Bureau of Land Management, USDA Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Reclamation. For up-to-date information about these America the Beautiful passes, please visit the NPS Passes webpage. For purchasing, go to the USGS Store.

Last updated: May 24, 2018

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National Trails Intermountain Region
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
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Santa Fe, NM 87504


(505) 988-6098

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