Shenandoah National Park Fees

Shenandoah National Park Fees

Shenandoah National Park Fees

Entrance Fees

Private Non-commercial Vehicle $ 10.00 December through February. Valid for single, private, non-commercial vehicles such as passenger cars, pickup trucks, motorcycles with two or more occupants, RVs, vans, and converted buses. Valid for day of purchase and next six days.
Private Non-commercial Vehicle $ 15.00 March through November. Valid for single, private, non-commercial vehicles such as passenger cars, pickup trucks, motorcycles with two or more occupants, RVs, vans, and converted buses. Valid for day of purchase and next six days.
Motorcycle $ 10.00 Valid for day of purchase and next six days.
Individual $ 5.00 December through February. Per person 16 years of age or older when entering by means other than a private, non-commercial vehicle.
Individual $ 8.00 March through November. Per person 16 years of age or older when entering by means other than a private, non-commercial vehicle.
Annual Pass $ 20.00 Good one year from date of purchase. An annual pass for entrance into Shenandoah National Park for persons entering in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle or alternatively the pass owner, spouse, children and parents when a per-person fee is charged. Valid for 12 months from month of purchase. Pass is non-transferable and valid for one vehicle only.
National Parks Pass $ 50.00 Good one year from date of purchase. An annual pass for entrance into all NATIONAL PARK entrance fee areas for persons entering in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle, or alternatively the pass owner, spouse, children and parents when a per-person fee is charged. Valid for 12 months from the month of purchase. Pass is non-transferable and valid for one vehicle only.
Gold Access Pass Free Lifetime – good in all national parks. Available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. who have a permanent physical, mental, or sensory impairment that severely limits one or more major life activities. Valid for lifetime of the holder and allows free entry to federal entrance fee areas and 50% discount on user fees in federal areas.
Golden Age Pass $ 10.00 One time fee. Lifetime – good in all national parks. Available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents age 62 and over. Valid for the lifetime of the holder and allows free entry to federal entrance fee areas and 50% discount on user fees in federal areas.
Golden Eagle Pass $ 15.00 An annual pass for entrance into all FEDERAL recreation fee areas for persons entering in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle, or alternatively the pass owner, spouse, children and parents when a per-person fee is charged. Valid for 12 months from the month of purchase. Pass is non-transferable and valid for one vehicle only. A Golden Eagle Passp is a eagle hologram sticker placed on the front of a National Park Pass.

Commercial Tour Fees

A commercial tour is defined as consisting of “one or more persons traveling on an itinerary that has been packaged, priced or sold for leisure or recreational purposes by an organization that realizes financial gain through the provision of the services.”

Entrance fees are based upon the total capacity of the vehicles that can carry seven or more passengers. Possession of a national park passport or the age of the passengers does not affect the price charged. Entrance fees are valid for the day of purchase and the next six days for a vehicle carrying the same group of passengers.

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Capacity Fees:

  • 1-6 Passengers: $ 25.00+ ($ 25.00 + $5.00 per passenger)
  • 7-15 passenger capacity  $ 75.00
  • 16-25 passenger capacity  $ 100.00
  • 26+ passenger capacity   $ 200.00

For sedans that hold six or fewer passengers, the fee is $25 plus $5 for each passenger, excluding the driver.

Educational Fee Waivers

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Entrance fees may be waived for visits by bona fide educational or scientific institutions recognized by a federal, state, or local governmental entity. The group must be visiting the park as part of an educational program that relates to the resources of the park. Educational fee waivers will not be granted for visits which are solely recreational.

Fee waivers for educational groups should be requested on official letterhead in advance and mailed to:

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Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Hwy 211 E.
Luray, VA 22835
Attention: Education Office

Please state the number of people, the purpose of the trip, the date of entry into the park, and the duration of the visit.

No Reservations are needed to enter Shenandoah National Park

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