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America the Beautiful Passes

2014 Annual Pass Front

America the Beautiful annual pass 2014

The National Park Service is participating in an Interagency Pass Program that was created by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and authorized by Congress in December 2004. Other participating agencies include the Bureau of Land Management, USDA Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Reclamation.

The four passes in the interagency program are:

1) America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Annual Lands Pass - Cost $80
(Replaces Golden Eagle Passport and Golden Eagle Hologram)

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 passholder(s) and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and the passholder plus 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.

2) America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass - Cost $10 (Replaces Golden Age Passport)

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 passholder(s) and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and passholder plus 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 passholder 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.

3) America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Access Pass - Free (Replaces Golden Access Passport)

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 a 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 passholder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and passholder plus 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 launching, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where expanded amenity fees are charged, only the passholder 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.

 
2014 Volunteer Pass Front

America the Beautiful volunteer pass 2014

4) America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands 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). Review the NPS Park Volunteer web site to learn about volunteer opportunities in national parks.

 

Former passport program:

Golden Eagle, Golden Eagle Hologram, Golden Access, and Golden Age Passports will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass. Paper Golden Age and Access Passports may be exchanged free of charge for new plastic passes.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the passes are available at http://store.usgs.gov/pass/general.html

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