Park Fees

2017 National Park Service Free Days

America's Best Idea – the national parks – gets even better with several fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees.*

Annual Park Pass

Your Annual Pass covers Entrance Fees or Standard Amenity Fees at sites managed by USDA FS, NPS, USFWS, BLM and Reclamation. Valid for one full year from first use in a Park. This Pass admits one private vehicle, the passholder and accompanying passengers. This can be purchased online and at most entrance stations. The Pass will not reduce or cover any use fees, such as camping, swimming, parking, etc.

Other Passes & Contact Information

Please defer ALL park pass questions, including Senior and Access Passes, to the USGS. They issue the passes therefore questions should be sent to them. You can find them here:

For questions about the pass, contact 1-888-ASK-USGS and press 3. (888-275-8747, option 3)

Pass Issuance List (Where to purchase a pass in person)

For a complete list as to where you can purchase/replace Senior and Access Passes as well as purchase the America the Beautiful Pass, please view our PDF file here:

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