America The Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass Program
The National Park Service is an important participant in the 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.
Click here to go to a list of federal sites in Texas that do issue these passes.
There are five passes in the interagency program:
Free Annual Pass for U.S. Military
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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. Only paper Golden Age and Access Passports may be exchanged free of charge for new plastic passes.
Federal Locations in Texas that issue the America the Beautiful Passes
National Park Service
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is not authorized to issue the passes, but will accept the Senior Pass or Golden Age Passports as proof of eligibility for age-related discounts. They will also honor the Annual Pass for Military.