Park Passes and Fees

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Looking to visit Yellowstone late March, April. Have several guidebooks and maps from NPS and believe the road to OLD FAITHFUL might be closed then. Can anyone advise if this is open from either the North or South entrance?
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I live in Montana, I would check the local ranger district on snowpack reports for the season and see if road opening dates may be delayed. I am not sure if they adhere to a strict road opening date, but being government they probably do. The snowpack in our end of the state has been a bit low, not sure about the park down south. The south entry may get more winter action if I recall correctly. I entered from the north when I lived in Billings area and came thru red lodge. The ranger district should have better info if you look them up and make contact directly.

Just a quick note to all readers of this. I have seen it be 90 degrees in August and snow 7 feet that very night. It has happened to me so please all of you visiting, come prepared for all seasons, and don't pet the buffalo. To many people get smashed up against trees trying to get a picture. At least one or two people get killed each year doing this kind of thing, I am not kidding. Stay safe.

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Kristine
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The roads from the North Entrance and the West Entrance to Old Faithful are scheduled to open April 16, 2010.  The road from the South Entrance is scheduled to open May 14, 2010.  Road opening dates are weather dependant.  Check, http://www.nps.gov/yell for more information.

Kristine

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janet tra...
We are coming to yellowstone june 12. best way to get a pass and avoid traffic from the southern entrance ? thanks janet
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The traffic between Grand Teton and Yellowstone is as unpredictable as the weather that time of year. While it'll likely be sunny, you may get the occasional snow shower. Similarly, you're just as likely to not encounter another car as you are to get in a bear or bison jam. Relax, slow down and enjoy the view.


In order to get to the south entrance, you'll need to first pass through Grand Teton National Park. The park entry fee allows you to spend a week in BOTH parks for $25. If you plan to visit multiple parks in the next month, consider investing in a America The Beautiful Federal Lands Pass, which offers unlimited visitation to all parks for you and your entire family (if you are in the same car) for $80. If you are a senior citizen, the you can purchase a senior pass for $10, which allows you to enter parks at no additional cost for the remainder of your life. All are great deals!

Have a safe trip and remember to slow down and enjoy the view. 

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Gayle
I have heard there is a platform that hangs over the Canyon to view.. Where exactly is that and what is the cost?
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lexscript...
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google it!

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The Grand Canyon SkyWalk™ is not affiliated with Grand Canyon National Park.  It is located along the canyon in an area about 120 miles due east from Las Vegas, NV.  Admission is $40.95 per person, and you should probably plan a full day given the travel time to and from. 

For more information about the SkyWalk, here are a few links and a YouTube clip:

http://www.grandcanyonskywalk.com/
http://www.grandcanyonskywalk.com/directions.html
http://www.grandcanyonskywalk.com/faqs.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1gqoa8Usrc

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Tinslinge...
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We were looking into this too, but there is a blog about it and some VERY negative comments about the charges they don't tell you about until you make the LONG drive to get there on the 'washboard' road. Many people claim that when you pay for everything including the mandatory bus ride, the 'Tribe' will get about $75 per person, not including pictures that THEY will take because you are NOT allowed to take your camera. Check it out thoroughly before you decide. We were going, but were deterred by our research. Too bad, it looks GRAND!

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hulbertsc...
Does the Grand Canyon park have special rates for military retirees?
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 Currently, Grand Canyon National Park does not have special rates for military retirees however, the park's admission fee is free on Veterans Day. There are currently discounted rates available for senior citizens and for the disabled. Please follow this link for information on park passes. There is currently a law pending in the House of Representatives that would make the National Park's pass available at a discount to veterans. Please write to your member of congress and support this legislation.  

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Indistruc...
My wife and I are going be in kanab on the 16th of May and would like to know if the North Rim of the grand canyon would be open by then.
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You're in luck! According to our contacts at the National Park Service, this year's scheduled opening date for the North Rim is May 15. The North Rim almost always opens on the scheduled date, but be sure to check with the NPS as your trip date approaches. More information and phone numbers are available here.

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shakes223...
I am traveling with a senior citizen with a lifetime park pass. Is this pass good for the carload fee of $15 when going into the badlands?
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The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreations Lands- Pass- Senior Pass will admit the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle pay areas. In parks that require a per person fee, the pass will admit the pass holder and up to three adults (children under 16 are free). In cases where the pass provides a discount for such amenities as campsites etc, the discount will generally only apply for the pass holder.

In the Badlands this senior pass will be good for one non commercial vehicle

 

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Dorner
I'm told the falls at Yosemite are awesome. But, that they can dry up and not be as neat in late summer. About when do the falls "dry up"?
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Yosemite Falls is one of the most stunning sites in the entire park. It is the tallest falls in North America and the 5th tallest in the world. Yosemite Falls is actually made up of three water falls, Upper Falls, the middle cascades and Lower Falls. There are several hikes that will take you around the falls. You can even climb up to the top. That being said, the falls do tend to dry up in the late summer. Their is no particular date and it varies on the rain and snowfall the park received that year. I was there in late July and was still able to see the falls.  The falls is at its peak in the spring when melted snow plunges over the cliff. The falls are also a great site in the when the cliffs are covered with ice and snow.  

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bigdoglit...
WE ARE COMING TO ALASKA IN THE FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST AND WANT TO SEE BEARS IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT CAN U HELP US
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Denali National Park is deep in the heart of Alaska's bear country. It is almost impossible to drive through the park without seeing a bear. One of your best bets to see a bear is take one of the many bus tours offered by the park. These tours afford visitors the chance to become familiar with the park and surrounding areas. Denali is a largely pristine, undeveloped park. A few years ago a conscious decision was made to not develop its hiking trails. 

Bears are most often found near where they feed. They are most often seen in many of the berry patches in the park.

During the summer it is very important to follow proper safety precautions. Park Rangers can alert you to proper procedures to avoid injuries in bear country. Bears can be particularly hostile during this time of year while they are raising their young. Always remember, bears are wild and if startled can be deadly. 

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Ron L. Ha...
I want to buy a state (idaho) and national park pass 'on line' : how do i do this?
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Unfortunately right now, the Idaho Parks Pass cannot be purchased online. Reservations can be made online to stay at the parks in either a cabin or at a campsite. To purchase a parks pass, a sticker may be purchased at any Idaho State Park Regional Service Center (Boise, Idaho Falls and Coeur d'Alene) or by calling (208) 334-4199.

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National Parks Passes can be purchased online. The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands annual pass costs $80, and provides access to all national parks and federal recreation sites that charge an entrance/standard amenity.

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gadget
Never having been to the US before, I was wondering if you could advise me on the best place to go for my first trip? Two adults and 3 kids.
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Hi, there!  It depends on the sort of experience you are looking for.  Some places will offer lots of cultural history, stories of people and places;  some will offer an abundance of nature and the outdoors.  Perhaps you seek one or the other;  perhaps you seek both.


If you have the time, I would recommend that you spend some time in a city or two and some time in the country as well.  Feel free to check out some of the overlooked sites, such as New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, in New Bedford, MA. (nps.gov/nebe), for an authentic, vibrant city experience.  There are many free events here, and it's an extremely affordable place.

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