• large wooden spikes jut out from a large wooden angular wall lit by sunlight. verdant grass surrounds it.

    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

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 known as the America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, is shown below with a brief explanation of each.


 
Federal Lands Pass 2012: a man jumps from a mountain cliff and seems to pause against a blue silouette of peaks

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

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass- Annual Pass - Cost $80.
This pass is available to the general public and 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. The 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 15 are admitted free). 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.

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two georgeous bell shaped flowers spring from the dusty desert floor.

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

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass- Senior Pass - Cost $10.
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 or 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 15 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in person at the park or by mail order for an additional $10 fee via the weblink listed below: http://store.usgs.gov/pass/senior.html

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

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a covered forest spotted in shadows and sunbeams, a nice walk way streches out leading through

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

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 a licensed physician; document issued by 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. It may be only be obtained in person at the park free of cost or via mail order for an additional $10 application fee via the weblink below: http://store.usgs.gov/pass/access.html

The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or 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 15 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 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. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.

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A man jumps from a mountain cliff and seems to pause against a blue silouette of peaks

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

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Annual Military Pass - Free.
This pass is available to active duty military personnel and dependents with proper identification (CAC Card or DD Form 1173) and 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. The 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 15 are admitted free). The pass can be obtained in person at the park. For more information vistit the following page at http://store.usgs.gov/pass/military.html.

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Volunteer Pass 2011, a purple rocky shoreline at sunset. Orange light bounces off the clouds

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

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass- Volunteer Pass - Free.
This pass is for volunteers acquiring 250 service hours on a cumulative basis. It 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 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 15 are admitted free). Contact the park VIP coordinator at (315) 338-7730 or visit the VIP Webpage to learn about volunteer opportunities in Fort Stanwix National Monument.

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Did You Know?

a man with a bold wide face and broad shoulders

Before his treasonous behavior in 1780, Benedict Arnold served valiantly as an American General during the Campaign of 1777 at both American Fort Stanwix/Schyuler and at the Battles of Saratoga. More...