A National Park entrance fee is required for each guest aged 16 and older who will be entering the park with Grand Canyon Whitewater. This fee goes directly to the park to help maintain and protect one of the world’s greatest wonders, the Grand Canyon. If you are an avid parkgoer, you might consider investing in a National Park Pass.
As a GCW guest, a NPP will cover the entrance fee for up to four guests within the same party. To remove the fees from your river trip cost, you will need to purchase a pass and email us a photo of the front and back of your pass before your trip departs, preferably before the final payment is due. An annual pass is good for one year; if purchased in May, it will be good until the following May. A Lifetime Senior Pass is available to those 62 and older and never expires. It’s a worthwhile investment if you plan on spending your time seeing all the beauty and splendor America has to offer.
You can check out all of the different types of passes available here. They can be purchased at a number of federal recreation sites throughout the US, as well as online.
If you’ll be visiting another park before your trip with us, check to see if they sell passes. According to the Department of the Interior, “One hundred percent of the revenue generated from sales of the America the Beautiful public lands pass directly benefits the parks, and at least 80 percent stays at the park where the pass was purchased.”
National Park Passes provide access to more than 2,000 recreational areas. In addition to National Parks, it also covers the entrance fees to National Forests, National Monuments, Wildlife Refuges, and BLM land. A pass is well worth it if you plan on visiting other recreation areas, as you would likely be spend more on entrance fees than the cost of the pass.
Supporting the National Park Service also benefits other organizations, including the National Register of Historic Places, National Historic Landmarks, , National Wild and Scenic Rivers, National Trails, and National Heritage Areas.
For more information on recreation passes through the NPS, check out their FAQ page.