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.
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.