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    Cane River

    National Heritage Area Louisiana

Permits

Cotton Field ready for harvesting, Photo by John Lees
Permits/reservations can be arranged at individual sites if required

For complete information contact the Natchitoches Area Convention & Visitors Bureau:
781 Front Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457
phone: 800/259-1714
fax: 318/352-2415
email: est1714@natchitoches.net
website: www.natchitoches.net

What is an America The Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass and the different types available? Visit section below antique auto for this information.
Cotton Field, Photo by John Lees
 
Old FBI Car at Oakland Plantation Site
Antique car owners visited Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Oakland Plantation Site. Photo by CRNHA
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What is an America The Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass and the different types available?

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL - NATIONAL PARKS AND FEDERAL RECREATIONAL LANDS PASS

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 know as the AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL - NATIONAL PARKS AND FEDERAL RECREATIONAL LANDS PASS, is shown below with a brief explanation of each. The new passes are scheduled to go on sale January 1, 2007.
Antique FBI Car at Cane River Creole National Historical Park - Oakland Plantation Site, Photo by CRNHA
 
Annual Pass for National Park Service
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Recreation Lands Pass - Annual Pass by National Parks Service
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL - NATIONAL PARKS AND FEDERAL RECREATIONAL LANDS PASS - ANNUAL PASS - COST $80

This pass is available to the general public an provides 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. This pass admits the pass holder/s and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas.(children under 16 are admitted free) This 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.
Annual Pass for National Park Service
 
Senior Pass for National Park Service
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Senior Pass - Cost $10
AMERICAN THE BEAUTIFUL - NATIONAL PARKS AND FEDERAL RECREATIONAL LANDS PASS - SENIOR PASS

This is a lifetime pass for U. S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance of Standard Amenity. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in person at the park. The Senior Pass provides 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. The pass is non-transferable and generally doe NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.
Senior Pass for National Park Service
 
Access Pass for National Park Service
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Access Pass - Free

This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Documentation is required to obtain the pass. Acceptable documentation includes: statement by licensed physician, document issued by a Federal agency such as the Veteran's Administration, Social Security Disability Income: or document issued by a State agency such as a vocational rehabilitation agency.

This pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreational sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in person at the park. The Access Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretative services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.
Access Pass for National Park Service
 
Volunteer Pass for National Park Service
American the Beautiful - National Parks and Recreational Lands Pass - Volunteer Pass - Free
This pass is for volunteers acquiring 500 service hours on a cumulative basis. It provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a year, beginning from the date of award. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free).
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Information regarding former NPS pass programs:
1. Golden Eagle Passport and National Parks Pass, and Golden Eagle Hologram passes have been discontinued and replaced by the America the Beautiful -National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Annual Pass

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

3. Golden Access Passport has been discontinued and replaced by the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Access Pass
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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 PASSPORTS MAY BE EXCHANGED FREE OF CHARGE FOR NEW PLASTIC PASSES.
Volunteer Pass for National Park Service

Did You Know?

Wooden Wagon, Photo by NPS

National heritage areas such as Cane River National Heritage Area may be developed around a common theme or industry that influenced the culture and history of a region.