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    Amistad

    National Recreation Area Texas

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  • New Visitor Center Hours

    As of Sunday, March 9, 2014 the Visitor Center will be open seven days of the week from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program

The National Park Service is an important participant in the new Interagency Pass Program which was created by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and authorized by Congress in December 2004. Participating agencies include the National Park Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture - Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. The pass series, collectively known as the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, is shown below with a brief explanation of each.


 
2014 Annual Pass Front

Annual Pass

  • $80 annual pass
  • Available to everyone.
  • Can be obtained in person at a fedral recreation site, or by calling 1-888-ASK USGS (1-888-275-8747), Ext. 1, or online. Buy Now
  • Non-transferable.
 
2014 Military Pass Front

Free Annual Pass for U.S. Military

  • Available to U.S. millitary members and dependents in the Army, navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and also, Reserve and National Guard members.
  • Must be obtained in person at a Federal recreation site by showing a Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173).
 
Senior Pass

Senior Pass

  • $10 Lifetime pass.
  • For U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over.
  • May be obtained in person at a federal recreation site or through the mail using this application form. The cost of obtaining a Senior Pass though the mail is twenty dollars ($20). Ten ($10) for processing the applicatin. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citixenship.
  • May provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services.
  • Generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.
 
Access Pass

Access Pass

Free.

For U.S. citixens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities.

May be obtained in person at a federal recreation site or though the mail using this application form. The cost of obtaining an Access Pass though the mail is ten dollars ($10) for processing the application (the Pass is free).

Applicants must provide doumentation of permanent disability and residency or citixenship.

May provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services.

Generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.

 
2014 Volunteer Pass Front

Volunteer Pass

  • Free
  • For volunteers with 250 service hours with federal agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program.
  • Contact your local federal recreation site for more information about volunteer opportunites or vist Volunteer.gov.
 

For the former pass program passes:

Golden Eagle Passport and National Parks Pass and Golden Eagle Hologram
These passes have been discontinued and replaced by the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass- Annual Pass.

Golden Age Passport
This pass has been discontinued and replaced by the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass- Senior Pass

Golden Access Passport
This pass has been discontinued and replaced by the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass- Access Pass

All National Parks Passes, Golden Eagle, Golden Eagle Hologram, Golden Access and Golden Age Passports will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass. Only paper Golden Age and Access Passports may be exchanged free of charge for new plastic passes.


Did You Know?

Pecos River Viaduct

During both World War I and World War II, the Pecos River Viaduct was guarded by the U.S. Army against enemy saboteurs as it was a vital link to the war efforts.