Yellowstone Entrance Fee, National Park Pass / Ticket Cost

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Fees & Permits

Find Yellowstone park fees listed here, including single vehicles and individuals on motorcycles or bikes. You’ll also find the price of annual passes and passes for seniors.

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2023 Entrance Fees (valid for 7 days):
Remember to keep your admission receipt in order to re-enter the parks. You can now Purchase your Pass Online.

  • Private Vehicle Permit: $35
  • Individual Permit: Foot or bicycle: $20, Motorcycle: $30
  • Yellowstone and Grand Teton Pass: $70

Annual Recreation Pass:   

  • Yellowstone Park Annual Pass - $70
  • America the Beautiful Annual Pass: $80
    (valid for 12 months of unlimited visits to all National Parks)  

Lifetime Pass:    

  • America the Beautiful Senior Pass: Annual - $20, Lifetime - $80
    (lifetime access to all National Parks for individuals over 62 years of age)
  • America the Beautiful Access Pass: Free
    (lifetime access to all National Parks for individuals with permanent disabilities)

Backcountry Permits:
Within the park, backcountry permits are required for overnight hiking, overnight horseback riding. Check with a backcountry ranger station prior to heading out on any backcountry trip.

Camping Permits:
All camping fees are required in addition to entrance fees and are charged per night. Camping fees are different depending on the campground and reservations are recommended at campgrounds where available.

Questions & Answers

Yes. You’ll need to pay a $35/vehicle fee to enter the park. This pass is good for 7 days. You can physically purchase your pass at the entrance gates, or you can buy it digitally from before arriving. If you are visiting Yellowstone through the South Entrance after traveling through Grand Teton National Park, you will need to pay for both a Grand Teton pass ($35) and a Yellowstone pass. Alternatively, you can buy a National Parks Pass good for all U.S. National Parks that lasts a year for $80.

No, but Yellowstone does require a $35 entrance fee that’s valid for 7 days. The pass allows you to view all attractions within the park, including Old Faithful.