National Park Fees, Regulations, and Reservations
Utah's 5 National Parks
View of Sunrise coming through blossoming trees in Fruita Utah near Capitol Reef National Park
A consolidated service has been set up to handle campground and lodge reservations in many National Parks and National Forests. You can book them via telephone (toll free) at 1-877-444-6777 or internationally at 518-885-3639. You can also check availability and book online for many facilities.
Entrance fees to national parks and national monuments vary from $6-$35 per vehicle or $3-$15 per person.
National Parks Pass
The new America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is an annual pass providing access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an entrance or standard amenity fee for a year, beginning from the date of sale. The cost of the pass is $80. You can purchase the pass online.
Seniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over can purchase a lifetime America the Beautiful pass for $20. The pass can be obtained in person at parks and other national sites. At some facilities, this pass also provides a 50 percent discount on some expanded amenity fees charged for things like camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services.
U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities may obtain a lifetime America the Beautiful pass at no charge.
Golden Eagle, Golden Age and Golden Access passports have been discontinued.
The following regulations generally apply to Utah's national parks and national monuments. Regulations may differ from park to park and restrictions in Utah's 2 national recreation areas vary slightly. Fires are allowed only in fire rings. Fires are not allowed in the backcountry. Wood gathering is not allowed. Check at each park for the regulations, restrictions and permits for backcountry camping. If backpacking is permitted, backpackers must camp out of sight and 1/2 to 1 mile (depending on park rules) from popular trails, roads, or other improved facilities. Backpackers must obtain a backcountry use permit from a visitor center.
All garbage must be carried out or deposited in receptacles provided. Pets must be kept on a leash at all times and are not allowed on hiking trails, river trips, or in the backcountry. All plants and animals are protected; it is against the law to disturb them. Fishing is allowed with a Utah fishing license; hunting is not allowed.