Fees & Passes

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Entrance Fees

Visitor center, tour road, battlefield, and trails (including horseback riding) are open. For updates, visit https://www.nps.gov/wicr/learn/news/index.htm

Entrance is defined as a person entering the battlefield by walking in, bicycling in, driving a motorcycle in or by driving a vehicle into the park. An adult is defined as anyone 16 years of age or older. Children 15 years of age or younger are free.

  • Individual entrance is $10.00 (covers any adult that is walking or bicycling into the park).
  • Vehicle entrance is $20.00 (covers everyone in a non-commercial vehicle).
  • Motorcycle entrance is $15.00.
  • The receipt for entry is good for 7 days at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.
  • Tour Road hours vary according to season. After 5 p.m., when the Tour Road gate is open but the Visitor Center is closed, no entrance fee is required.
  • Park brochures are available outside the Visitor Center in the brochure rack.

Commercial Group Fees

  • Sedan (1-6 persons) $25.00
  • Van (7-15 persons) $40.00
  • Mini Bus (16-25 persons) $40.00
  • Motor Coach (26+ persons) $100.00

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Annual Park Pass

A site specific, Wilson's Creek annual park pass is $35.
  • Valid for entry into Wilson's Creek only.
  • Valid for one year from the date of purchase through the end of that month.
  • May be signed by two individuals.
  • Applies to the pass holder and anyone in the pass holder's vehicle.
  • Visitors must show a picture identification along with their Wilson's Creek annual park pass (or other valid annual pass) to obtain a token to drive the Tour Road.

America the Beautiful Passes (Interagency Passes)

America the Beautiful (Interagency) Passes are valid for one year and grant entry to federally-operated sites throughout the country. Senior and Access Passes are still available under the America the Beautiful Program. Passes are now available to park volunteers giving 250 hours of service, and to active members of the military and their dependents. More about America the Beautiful Passes

  • The America the Beautiful Passes are honored and sold/issued at the Visitor Center.
  • Visitors must show a picture identification along with their America the Beautiful Pass (or other annual park pass) to obtain a token to drive the Tour Road.
  • Both the pass and the identification must be carried with the user while he/she is visiting the battlefield.

Entrance Free Days

The National Park Service has free entrance days throughout the year. Please check out the free days for all National Parks.


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Whether your're planning a single visit or coming back multiple times a year, enjoy the convenience of purchasing a Wilson's Creek National Battlefield site-specific digital pass on Recreation.gov before you arrive. You have immediate access to your digital pass and can easily download it on your phone or tablet. Your pass will also be emailed as a PDF and can be printed out for display when you arrive.

Learn more about your pass options, find the right Wilson's Creek National Battlefield pass for you, and buy your pass online.


Last updated: March 6, 2022

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