How Much Does Yosemite cost?

Big Oak Flat Entrance in Yosemite.

Big Oak Flat Entrance in Yosemite. Photo by Gloria Wadzinski

If you’re heading to the home of El Capitan and Half Dome, remember that there’s a fee for entering Yosemite.

A park pass costs $30/vehicle (subject to change) at the Yosemite National Park entrance stations and is valid for seven days. You also can purchase the Yosemite Pass for $60 for unlimited visits to the park for 12 months.

Planning on visiting more than one park this year? Consider the America the Beautiful annual pass for $80. It gets you in all parks under the National Park Service - over 400 in total.

The Senior Pass is a one-time $80 fee for U.S. citizens/ permanent residents 62 and older.

Get in for Free

The Access Pass is a free lifetime admission pass for U.S. citizens and permanent residents with lifelong disabilities. An annual pass covering entrance and standard amenity fees for all active military personnel with proper identification and their dependents is also free. Fourth-graders and their families get a complimentary one-year pass. Print out a voucher at and bring it to a park entrance. 

Don’t fit any of these "free" categories? Hit your favorite park on a free admission day. There are usually 6 free days every year. Check our event calendar for dates.