How Much Does Olympic National Park Cost?

Hoping to take a hike along Hurricane Ridge? Don’t forget the entrance fee to Olympic National Park..
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The interior of the remodeled Hoh Visitor Center. Photo by NPS

The interior of the remodeled Hoh Visitor Center. Photo by NPS

Hoping to take a hike along Hurricane Ridge? Don’t forget the entrance fee to Olympic National Park.

Entry for a seven-day private vehicle pass costs $25, while seven-day individual passes are $10 (hikers, bicyclists or pedestrians without a vehicle. Youth 15 and under are admitted free of charge). For frequent visitors, get the annual pass for Olympic National Park for $50.

Other fees might include a $10 Makah Recreation Pass which must be purchased in Neah Bay prior to arriving at any trailheads on the Makah Indian Reservation including the popular trail to Shi Shi Beach.

You will also need to pay a fee for campgrounds, RV sewage dumping, lodging, and backcountry permits.

Funds from entrance fees go toward visitor facilities like water and wastewater systems, campgrounds, roads, trails and visitor centers.

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. Mount Rainier National Park is nearby and North Cascades National Park is a four-hour drive east from Olympic National Park.

$80 America the Beautiful National Park Pass

The America the Beautiful National Parks 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. You can pick one up at any national park entrance station.

$10 Senior Lifetime Pass

The best deal… national park lifetime passes for those 62 and older are only $10. 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.

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General locations of ferries to Olympic National Park

Where is Olympic National Park?

This park is in the northwest corner of the United States in Washington state on the Olympic Peninsula. It contains Pacific Ocean beaches and mountains.