Cabrillo Monument fees increase in 2018


Cabrillo National Monument
Change to Park Entrance Fees

Cabrillo National Monument will increase the daily park entrance fee on January 1, 2018. The new rates for vehicles will be $15.00 per vehicle (good for everyone in the vehicle,) walk-ins/bicyclists $7.00 per person and motorcycles will be $10.00. Entrance fees are valid for seven days. The annual Cabrillo Park Pass will be $30.00. The NPS began collecting entrance fees at Cabrillo in 1987. This is only the second increase in 31 years.

  • Passenger vehicle     $10.00 per vehicle    $15.00 per vehicle (JAN 1st, 2018)
  • Motorcyclists               $7.00 per vehicle      $10.00 per vehicle (JAN 1st, 2018)
  • Walk-ins, bicyclists    $5.00 per person      $7.00 per person (JAN 1st, 2018)
  • Cabrillo Park Pass      $20                                 $30.00 (JAN 1st, 2018)

Cabrillo Pass: Valid for 12 months from purchase date. Admits the pass holder(s) and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle (14 passenger capacity or less) to Cabrillo National Monument. The pass is available at the Entrance Station.

  • Walk-ins, bicyclists: daily park entrance fees are for individuals only. There is no sharing of a common receipt that might allow 4 bicyclists or walk-ins to enter under a single purchase (Unlike the Cabrillo Park Pass). The daily park entrance fees are valid for seven days for the one individual.
  • Cabrillo Park Pass: As in the past, the annual Cabrillo Park Pass allows the card holder and three other bicyclist to enter the park under the one pass. (Good only at Cabrillo National Monument).
  • Entrance fees are never charged for holders of the America the Beautiful Pass, Federal Recreational Senior Pass, Access Pass, Military Pass or 4th Grader Pass. (America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes remain the same price for now.)
  • Entrance fees are never charged for visitors under 16 years of age
  • Visit the Cabrillo National Monument web site for more details.


  • The park will be open on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day during regular operating hours, 9am-5pm.
  • The National Park Service and Cabrillo National Monument also have annual Fee Free Days each year. For the year of 2018 the fee free days are:
    ~ Jan. 15, 2018: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    ~ April 21, 2018: First Day of National Park Week
    ~ Sept. 22, 2018: National Public Lands Day
    ~ Nov. 11, 2018: Veterans Day
  • As of June 1, 2018, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) will no longer offer bus service to Cabrillo National Monument.