• Image of the reconstructed stockade at Fort Vancouver and Pearson Air Museum looking northeast from the Land Bridge.

    Fort Vancouver

    National Historic Site OR,WA

Fees & Passes

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks 2015

America's Best Idea — the national parks — is even better when it's free! Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates at Fort Vancouver NHS and other national parks in 2015:

  • January 19, 2015 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 14-16, 2015 - President's Day Weekend
  • April 18-19, 2015 - First Weekend of National Park Week
  • August 25, 2015 - National Park Service's 99th Birthday
  • September 26, 2015 - Public Lands Day
  • November 11, 2015 - Veterans Day
 

Entrance Fees at Fort Vancouver

Reconstructed Fort Site
1001 E. Fifth St.
Vancouver, WA
The entrance fee is $3.00 per person, and the receipt is valid for seven days.
Ages 15 years and under are free.
Pearson Air Museum
1115 E. Fifth St.
Vancouver, WA
Free Admission
McLoughlin House Unit of Fort Vancouver NHS
713 Center St.
Oregon City, OR
Free Admission

Visit the Teacher page for school reservations and academic fee waiver information.
 
America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series


On January 1, 2007 the old Golden Age, and Golden Access Passes were replaced with a new series of interagency passes called the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. All National Parks Passes, 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.

A pass from the America the Beautiful series 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.

Passes are available throughout the year at the Contact Station inside the reconstructed Fort Vancouver, 1001 E. Fifth St., Vancouver, WA. Please note that passes are not sold or issued at Pearson Air Museum or the park's McLoughlin House Unit in Oregon City, Oregon.

 
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America the Beautiful Annual Pass

America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass
Annual Pass
Cost $80

This non-transferable 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 16 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.
 
Senior Pass

Senior Pass

American 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 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 does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires. The pass can be obtained in person at the park, or via mail for an additional $10 processing fee by filling out and mailing in this application.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Interagency Senior Pass

 
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Military Pass

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

To honor our active military personnel and dependents, admission is free at sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees. It is available to active duty military personnel and dependents with proper identification (CAC Card or DD Form 1173). The pass admits the pass owners and any accompanying passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas, or the pass owner and up to additional 3 adults at sites that charge per person.

 
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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. 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 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 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. The pass can be obtained in person at the park, or via mail for an additional $10 processing fee by filling out and mailing in this application.

 
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Volunteer Pass

America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal 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 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 16 are admitted free). Contact the park at 360-816-6230 to learn about volunteer opportunities at Fort Vancouver NHS.

 

Golden Access and Golden Age Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.

The five agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program are:

See the site locations that issue these passes.

Pass Program Definitions

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