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Mark your calendar for these NATIONAL PARK entrance fee–free dates in 2020

Fee Free Entrance Days Start Monday Jan 20th.

On five days in 2020, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2020:

  • Monday, January 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Saturday, April 18: First Day of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day
  • Tuesday, August 25: National Park Service Anniversary
  • Saturday, September 26: National Public Lands Day
  • Wednesday, November 11: Veterans Day

Three National Parks in the Greater Sierra Region charge fees to explore the parks. Lassen Volcanic National Park, Yosemite National Park, sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park

Lassen volcanic National PARK Entrance Fees 2020

New! An increase for selected entrance fees went into effect on January 1, 2019.

A vehicle pass is required for all vehicles entering the park.

Vehicle Pass $30
Valid for 1-7 days at Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Winter Pass $10
Valid for 1-7 days at Lassen Volcanic National Park between December 1 and April 15.

Motorcycle Entry Pass $25
Valid for one motorcycle regardless of the amount of passengers. Valid for 7 days at Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Individual Entry Pass $15
Per person entrance fee for a visitor traveling on foot, bicycle, or for individuals traveling together in a vehicle as a non-commercial, organized groupValid for 7 days at Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Annual Pass $55
Valid for one year from month of purchase at Lassen Volcanic National Park. Passes may be purchased as park entrance stations mid-May through October. During other times, passes may purchased at park entrance stations on weekends only, or at park headquarters in Mineral midweek. You may also purchase an Annual Pass online or by mail. To order by mail, call (530) 595-6120 or write to Lassen Volcanic National Park, Fee Program, PO Box 100, Mineral, CA 96063. Please include a phone number or email address, shipping address, and the number of passes requested with a check or money order made payable to the National Park Service.

Yosemite National, Sequoia and Kings Canyon park entrance Fees

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

$35 per vehicle (no per-person fee)

Motorcycle

$30 per motorcycle (no per-person fee)

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

$20 per person aged 16 or older
(fee waivers may be available for curriculum-based educational trips)

Other Pass Options:

Yosemite Pass: $70

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.

Every Kid Outdoors Annual Pass: Free

Annual pass covering entrance fees for 4th grade students for the 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 US 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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