Entrance Fees and Where to Get Your Park Pass for Yellowstone

Entrance to see Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and other wonders of America’s first national park comes with a small price tag.
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The Roosevelt Arch at Yellowstone's north entrance at Gardiner, Montana

The Roosevelt Arch at Yellowstone's north entrance at Gardiner, Montana

For private, non-commercial vehicles, a weeklong pass to Yellowstone National Park costs $35, effective June 1, 2018, and does not include entrance into nearby Grand Teton National Park. The latter park, home to the mighty Grand Teton and other rugged peaks, also charges $35 for entrance, effective June 1, 2018.

Those traveling by motorcycle will pay $30 for a seven-day pass, effective June 1, 2018. The annual Yellowstone Pass is $70, also effective June 1, 2018. 

Money from the entrance fees goes toward park-specific projects, including road repairs, monitoring and mitigation of park resources, campground upgrades, and rehabilitation of park structures, among other things.

Get More Parks For Less - There are many ways to get more bang for your entrance fee buck. For one, consider hitting a few national parks this year.

$80 America the Beautiful National Park Pass

The America the Beautiful National Park pass is honored at all federally-managed land units (national parks, national forests, national monuments, etc.) It’s good for a year from the month of purchase. 

$80 Senior Lifetime Pass

The best deal… national park lifetime passes for those 62 and older are only $80. If you have a young family, you might want to take the grandparents along on vacation. The whole car can get into the park with the senior pass and the memories created will be priceless.

Get in For Free

Active military receive free annual parks passes for themselves and their dependents when they show a military ID. Travelers under 16 years of age, as well as those visiting parks for educational or scientific purposes, also receive an entrance waiver. And if you have a permanent disability and show documentation, you get in for free and get a discount on camping.

Don’t fit those categories? Hit your favorite park on a free admission day. There are usually 6 free days every year. Check our event calendar for dates.

Where to Get a National Park Pass

Most park visitors purchase their park pass at an entrance gate as they arrive, but you can also buy a park pass in advance. Get your America the Beautiful Annual Pass at the USGS online store at store.usgs.gov/pass (shipping and handling fees apply) or at REI's online store at www.rei.com (free shipping). You can also pick up an America the Beautiful Annual Pass at participating REI stores. Find locations at www.rei.com/map/store.

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