• Winter in the Wrangells

    Wrangell - St Elias

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

America The Beautiful Pass

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve does NOT have an entrance fee. Because of this, we do not sell federal land passes in our visitor centers. However, most other national parks and many other land agencies do charge an entrance fee. If you're planning to visit multiple national parks and federal sites, you might consider purchasing a pass before your trip.

The National Park Service, US Forest Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation offer interagency passes. These passes are valid only in the United States and are not valid in Canada. The four passes in the interagency program are:

 
Annual Pass

America the Beautiful - 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 16 are admitted free)

The pass can be obtained online at http://store.usgs.gov/pass

 
Senior Pass

America the Beautiful - 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 a park that issues them. With no entrance fees, Wrangell-St. Elias does not issue these passes.

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.

 
Access Pass

America the Beautiful - 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 a park with entrance fees. Without entrance fees, Wrangell-St. Elias does not issue this pass.

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.

 
volunteer pass

America the Beautiful - 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). This pass is issued by the park's volunteer coordinator at the park where the volunteer service was provided.

 

Discontinued Passes:

Golden Eagle Passport and National Parks Pass and Golden Eagle Hologram

These passes have been discontinued and replaced by the America the Beautiful - Annual Pass.

Golden Age Passport

This pass has been discontinued and replaced by the America the Beautiful - Senior Pass

Golden Access Passport

This pass has been discontinued and replaced by the America the Beautiful - Access Pass

Did You Know?

Backpackers

Vast, rugged, icy, and wild, Wrangell-St. Elias provides for lifetimes of discovery, reflection, recreation, and adventure.