Fees & Permits

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

In April 1997, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area began collecting entrance and recreation fees at Wahweap South, Wahweap North, Lone Rock, and Antelope Point entrances to the park. There are also camping fees collected at Wahweap and Lone Rock. In 1998, Glen Canyon NRA began collecting entrance and recreation fees Bullfrog, Halls Crossing, Hite, and Lees Ferry; and, camping fees at Bullfrog and Lees Ferry.

Glen Canyon NRA Entrance Fees

1-7 Day Vehicle Pass - $25 - Admits one single, private, non-commercial vehicle and all its passengers.

1-7 Day Individual Permit - $12 per person - Admits one individual when entering on foot, bicycle, or motorcycle. Not to exceed $25 vehicle fee. Individuals 15 years of age and younger are admitted free.

Glen Canyon NRA Annual Pass - $50 - Allows unlimited entry to Glen Canyon for 12 months from month of purchase.

Commercial Tours - Fees are assessed based on the passenger capacity of the vehicle.

  • Sedan: 1-6 people $25 + $7 per person
  • Van/Bus: 7-25 people $40
  • Motor Coach: 26+ people $100

Glen Canyon NRA Boating Permits

Glen Canyon NRA requires all boats on Lake Powell to display boating permits.

  • $50 - annual vessel permit valid from Jan 1- Dec 31 for each motorized vessel
  • $25 - valid 1-7 days for first motorized vessel
  • $25 - valid 1-7 days for each additional motorized vessel

Glen Canyon NRA Camping Fees

Camping is limited to 14 consecutive days, 30 days maximum per season. No camping is permitted at Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Camping is not subject to fee waivers. A 50% discount applies to holders of the Senior or Access Pass. Holder of the pass must occupy the discounted site. Separate entrance fees apply at Lone Rock, Lees Ferry, and Stanton Creek areas.

Note: Additional developed campgrounds, operated by Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas, are available at Wahweap, Bullfrog, and Halls Crossing. For details and rates call 1-800-528-6154.

Backcountry use in the Orange Cliffs unit of Glen Canyon requires a backcountry permit from Canyonlands National Park

  • Lees Ferry Campground - $18 per night / per site - 55 developed sites - no hookups
  • Stanton Creek, Hite, Farley Canyon, and Dirty Devil Campgrounds - $10 Per night/ per person - not to exceed $12 per vehicle - Primitive Camping
  • Lone Rock Beach - $14 per night / per vehicle - Beach Camping Area
  • Glen Canyon NRA Backcountry (Including Lake Powell Shoreline) - No camping fee is required - Primitive Camping

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

There are no entrance fees for Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, but overnight permits are required within the Monument for all overnight car camping or backpacking. Permits are free of charge and may be obtained at any of our visitor centers or at developed trailheads.

Campground Fee Areas

There are two developed campgrounds within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument:

  • Calf Creek Campground - $15.00
  • Deer Creek Campground - $10.00

Day Use Fee Areas

There is one Day Use Fee area in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument:

  • Calf Creek Recreation Area - $5.00

 

National Interagency Annual Passes

America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - $80

Provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee. Pass is valid for one year from date of purchase. Pass admits the passholder/s and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vechicle fee areas, and passholder + 3 adults, at per person areas (children under 16 are admitted free).

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Military Pass - FREE

The Annual Pass for Military is a free pass for all active military personnel and their dependents. In order to qualify for the Annual Pass, the militery member must present the following: A Department of Defense ID (CAC card) that verifies that the person is an active member of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. For a dependent family member to qualify for the pass he/she must present the following: A Department of Defense ID (DD Form 1173) that identifies the dependent and his/her sponsor.

Provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee. Pass is valid for one year from date of aquiring pass. Pass admits the passholder/s and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vechicle fee areas, and passholder + 3 adults, at per person areas (children under 16 are admitted free).

America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass-Senior Pass - $10

A lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 and over. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity fee. The pass admits the passholder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and passholder + 3 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). Proof of age and residency is required. Pass must be obtained in person.

America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass - Access Pass - FREE

A lifetime pass issued to U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a permanent disability. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity fee. The pass admits the passholder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and passholder + 3 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). Pass must be obtained in person.

Why Fees?

In April, 1997, Glen Canyon started collecting entrance and recreation fees. This was authorized by the Omnibus Bill of 1996, to provide additional funds for National Park units. In recent years, park budgets have failed to keep pace with increasing visitation and the demands for services that higher visitation creates. Glen Canyon is no exception. Since the nation is now gearing to balance the federal budget, it is unlikely that park budgets will increase in the years ahead. The benefits to our park will be that all visitors will be able to enjoy Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and a clean Lake Powell for many generations to come. One of the beneficial aspects about this particular program is that Glen Canyon will be able to keep 80% of the fees collected within the park, as compared to only 15% in the traditional fee program. The retained funds will enable Glen Canyon NRA to focus on improving Lake Powell water quality through additional boat pump-out and portable toilet dump stations, water quality monitoring, and increased educational outreach.