• Sunrise at the Cholla Cactus Garden

    Joshua Tree

    National Park California

National Parks and Public Lands Pass Series

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.

All passes are available at Joshua Tree National Park:

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

Annual Pass

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

Frequently Asked Questions about the Interagency Annual Pass

Free Annual Pass for Military

  • For active duty military personnel and dependants with proper identification (CAC Card or DD Form 1173)
  • May be obtained at Joshua Tree National Park starting on May 19, 2012.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Annual Pass for Military

America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - 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 through the mail is twenty dollars ($20). Ten ($10) for the Senior Pass and ten ($10) for processing the application. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship.
  • 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 fees or fees charged by concessioners.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Interagency Senior Pass

The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Access Pass

Access Pass

  • Free
  • For U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities.
  • May be obtained in person at a federal recreation site or through the mail using this application form. The cost of obtaining an Access Pass through the mail is ten dollars ($10) for processing the application (the Pass is free). Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship.
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Interagency Access Pass

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

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 opportunities or visit Volunteer.gov.

NOTE: 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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