Entrance Fees and Where to Get Your Park Pass for Olympic National Park

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 $30, while seven-day individual passes are $15 (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 $55. View all current fees at www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/fees.htm

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 trails to Shi Shi Beach and Cape Flattery.

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.

$80 America the Beautiful National Park Pass

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.

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.

$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

Don’t forget fourth-graders and their families get in free. Print out a paper voucher at everykidinapark.gov and present the voucher at a national park entrance station to get your one-year complimentary pass.

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 or at the Olympic Visitor Center in Port Angeles, but you can also buy a park pass in advance.

Visitors may purchase Olympic National Park passes online at yourpassnow.com. You must print your receipt in advance and show it to a ranger at the park entrance station. Rangers do not accept receipts shown on your cell phone.

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 and National Park Foundation donation). You can also pick up an America the Beautiful Annual Pass at participating REI stores. 


Park visitors get advice, permits, bear cans and maps from rangers at the Port Angeles Visitor Center near the Hurricane Ridge Entrance Station

Olympic National Park Entrances

Accessed via US 101, which circles the peninsula, Olympic National Park has many entry points. Here are the six most popular.

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.

A man sitting with his dog on the beach

Can I Bring My Pet to Olympic National Park?

To protect the wildlife and flora, pets are prohibited in most areas in the park. Here we list a few places you CAN take your dog plus pet-friendly lodging.

Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center in Olympic National Park

Visitor Centers in Olympic National Park

There are three visitor centers and multiple ranger stations in Olympic National Park. See exhibits and learn about the park.

Hikers at Hole-in-the-Wall on Rialto Beach in Olympic National Park

What to Pack for an Olympic National Park Vacation

How do you pack a place where you can experience so many ecosystems in one day? Here are the top 16 items to bring to the park.

Hiking to Sunrise Point on the High Ridge Trail at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park

Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park

Located at 5,242 feet in the park’s northeast corner, Hurricane Ridge is accessible by car and the quickest way to reach Olympic’s alpine zone.

A view looking north from the south end of Hood Canal in Washington State. The Olympic Mountain can be seen in the distance.

Beachcombing Hoodsport on the Edge of Olympic National Park

Hoodsport is the gateway to Olympic National Park, Lake Cushman, and a scenic point for hiking, fishing and kayaking on the north fork of the Skokomish River.

Mural-clad Feiro Marine Life Center building on the Port Angeles Mural Trail

Port Angeles Near Hurricane Ridge at Olympic National Park

The largest city on the Olympic Peninsula and a short scenic drive to Hurricane Ridge mountain trails in the national park.

Aircraft with the Morning Sun Illuminating Their Tails at Sea-Tac Airport

Closest Airports to Olympic National Park

The closest major airport is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport about 2.5 hours from the Hurricane Ridge park entrance at Port Angeles.