Like at most parks, you’ll have to pay an entrance fee to get into Death Valley National Park. The fee goes to the National Parks Service and is used to pay for the upkeep of the park as well as the salaries of the park rangers and other employees. At Death Valley, the entrance fee is $30 per vehicle, no matter how many people you can fit in there. Once you pay the fee, you get a pass that lasts for seven days, so you’ll only have to pay once even if you go back another day. The entrance fee is lowered to $25 if you’re entering on a motorcycle and $15 if you’re on foot or riding a bicycle. If you live nearby and you plan on taking several trips to Death Valley, you can also get an annual pass for $55 per year.
If you enjoy visiting National Parks around the country, then there are a few other passes that you might be interested in. For $80, you can get an annual America the Beautiful pass that grants you access to any and all National Parks for a full year – a great deal for frequent travelers. Active members of the military and their families can get the annual pass for free, and, once their service time ends, military veterans are entitled to a free lifetime pass that gets them into any National Park in the country. Americans with disabilities can also get a free lifetime pass, and seniors over the age of 62 can get a lifetime pass for only $80. If you fit into any of these categories, we highly recommend taking advantage of the opportunity to get into National Parks for free.
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