The fees you pay when visiting Yellowstone make a difference! Under the Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act, national parks keep 80% of all fees collected and use that money to fund critical projects that improve visitor services and protect natural and cultural resources.
In Yellowstone, your fees will allow us to spend approximately $8.8 million per year on local projects such as:
Examples of non-commercial groups include church groups and Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Commercial bus tours are subject to a separate fee schedule based upon the seating capacity of the bus. These fees will remain the same, valid in both Yellowstone and Grand Teton until June 1, 2016 when a separate fee will be charged for each Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park.
These passes admit the pass owner and any accompanying passengers in a private car:
America the Beautiful—National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands (Interagency) Pass Program. This Interagency pass program provides five pass options:
Annual pass covering entrance and standard amenity fees for national parks and other federal fee areas; valid through the month of purchase.
Annual pass covering entrance and standard amenity fees for all national parks and other federal fee areas. Free to US military personnel and their dependents.
Lifetime admission and discount pass for US citizens or permanent residents who are age 62 and older.
Lifetime admission and discount pass for US citizens or permanent residents with documentation of permanent disability.
Annual pass for volunteers with 250 cumulative service hours with federal agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program.
Learn more about the America the Beautiful - the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass or "Interagency" Pass Program. As of 2007, the Interagency Passes replace the Golden Eagle, Golden Age, and Golden Access Passports, and the National Parks Pass. These passes will remain valid until they expire or are lost or stolen.
In 2015, entrance fees will be waived on:
If your visit during a free day extends beyond the free day(s) and you re-enter the park after the free day, you will be required to pay the regular entrance fee.
This free entry includes: entrance fees and commercial tour fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.
Even though the animals of Yellowstone seem tame they are still wild. Feeding the animals is not permitted in any way, and all visitors must keep 100 yards away from wolves and bears, and 25 yards from other animals.