Fees & Passes

Entrance Fees

Seven-day pass if entering via...

Non-commercial car, pickup truck, RV, or van with 15 or fewer passenger seats

$30 per vehicle (no per-person fee)

Motorcycle

$25 per motorcycle (no per-person fee)

Foot, bicycle, horse, or non-commercial bus or van with more than 15 passenger seats

$15 per person aged 16 and older
(fee waivers may be available for curriculum-based educational trips)

Commercial Tour Fees

  • Commercial sedan (up to six seats): $25 (plus $15 per person)
  • Commercial van (7-15 seats, regardless of occupancy): $125
  • Commercial mini bus (16-25 seats, regardless of occupancy): $200
  • Commercial motor coach (26 or more seats, regardless of occupancy): $300
Additionally, a commercial use authorization is required for all commercial passenger transportation operators.

Other Passes

These passes admit the pass owner and any accompanying passengers in a private car.

Yosemite Pass: $60

Annual pass providing free entrance to Yosemite for 12 months from the date of purchase

America the Beautiful—National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass: $80

Annual pass covering entrance and standard amenity fees for national parks and other federal fee areas, valid for 12 months from date of purchase. This replaces the National Parks Pass and Golden Eagle Pass.

Annual 4th Grade Pass: Free

Annual pass covering entrance fees for 4th grade students for 2017-2018 school year.

Annual Pass for US Military: Free

Annual pass covering entrance and standard amenity fees for all active US military personnel and their dependents, valid for 12 months from date of issuance. (For active duty military personnel and dependents with proper identification (CAC Card or DD Form 1173).)

Access Pass: Free

Lifetime admission and discount pass for US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. (You can also get this pass by mail for $10.)

Senior Pass: $80 (valid for life) or $20 (valid for 12 months from date of purchase)

Lifetime or annual admission and discount pass for US citizens or permanent residents who are age 62 or older.(You can also get this pass by mail for an additional $10.)

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Payment Methods and Locations

We accept cash, checks, traveler's checks, and credit/debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover).

You may pay entrance fees at any park entrance (pay on the way out if the entrance station is unstaffed when you arrive). Additionally, you may pay the entrance fee or purchase a pass at the visitor centers in Oakhurst, Mariposa, Groveland, and Lee Vining from about Memorial Day (late May) through Columbus Day (early October).

Find out how to upgrade a pass or fix a duplicate charge.

Free Entrance Days

In 2018, entrance fees will be waived on:

  • January 15 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • April 21 (First day of National Park Week)
  • September 22 (National Public Lands Day)
  • November 11 (Veterans Day)
If your visit during a free day extends beyond the free day(s) and you re-enter the park after the free day, you will be required to pay the regular entrance fee.

Last updated: December 13, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Phone:

(209) 372-0200

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