• Strike Valley and the Waterpocket Fold

    Capitol Reef

    National Park Utah

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. A pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges as well as standard amenity fees at National Forests and Grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. A pass covers entrance and standard amenity fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas or up to four adults at sites that charge per person. Children age 15 or under are admitted free.

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.
 
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America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Annual Pass

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America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Annual Pass

• $80

• Available to everyone

•The pass can be obtained in person at the park, by calling 1-888-ASK USGS, Ext. 1, or via the Internet at http://store.usgs.gov/pass

• Non-transferable

Frequently Asked Questions About the Interagency Annual Pass


 
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America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Military

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America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Military Pass

• Free

• Available to U.S. Military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and Reserve and National Guard members

• Must be obtained in person at the parks by showing a Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173)

• Non-transferable

Frequently Asked Questions about the Annual Pass for U.S. Military




 
America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Senior Pass

America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Senior Pass

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America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Senior Pass

• $10 Lifetime pass

• For U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over

• May be obtained in person at the park or through the mail using this application form. The cost of obtaining a Senior Pass through the mail is $20 ($10 for the Senior Pass and $10 for processing the application

• May provide a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction

• Generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires

• Non-transferable

Frequently Asked Questions about the Interagency Senior Pass




 
America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Access Pass

America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Access Pass

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America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Access Pass - Free

• Free Lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities

• Documentation is required to obtain the pass. Acceptable documentation includes: statement by a licensed physician; document issued by a Federal agency such as the Veteran’s Administration, Social Security Disability Income or Supplemental Security Income; or document issued by a State agency such as a vocational rehabilitation agency

• May be obtained in person at the park or through the mail using this application form. The cost of obtaining an Access Pass through the mail is $10 for processing the application

• May provide a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction

• Generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires

•Non-transferable

Frequently Asked Questions about the Interagency Access Pass




 
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America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Volunteer Pass

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America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Volunteer Pass

• Free

• For volunteers acquiring 250 service hours with federal agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program

• Non-transferable

• Click here to learn about volunteer opportunities in Capitol Reef National Park or visit 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.


See the site locations that issue these passes

Pass Program Definitions

Did You Know?

Petroglyphs

Petroglyphs were inscribed into rock walls by ancestral Puebloan people and Fremont. Found throughout the park, the most accessible petroglyph panel is 1.1 miles (1.8 km) east of the visitor center on Utah State Highway 24. More...