National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program

Sunrise and the Navajo Mountain. Brian B. Roanhorse 20160122
Frozen manzanita on the Rim Trail.

Photographed by Brian B. Roanhorse 4 February, 2016

 
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.
 
Annual Pass 2016
America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Annual Pass

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America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – 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 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 2016
America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Senior Pass

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America 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.
 
Access Pass 2016
America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Access Pass

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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 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 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 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 2016
America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Volunteer Pass

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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). Click here to learn about volunteer opportunities in Bryce Canyon National Park.
 
Military Pass 2016
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Military Pass

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America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Volunteer Pass

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America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Active Military Pass - Free

This pass is available to U.S. military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and also, Reserve and National Guard members. The pass must be obtained in person at a Federal recreation site by showing a Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173).

 
Every Kid in a Park Pass
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Every Kid in a Park 4th Grade Pass

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America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Every Kid in a Park 4th Grade Pass - Free
What is the Every Kid in a Park 4th Grade Pass? The Every Kid in a Park 4th Grade Pass is free for U.S. 4th grade students and covers entrance and standard amenity fees (day use fee). The pass is obtained by the student exchanging an Every Kid in a Park pass voucher for the pass. This pass is valid for 12 months beginning September of the year that the student begins 4th grade. Note: All passes are valid September through August of the year that the student is in the 4th grade. No punching of the pass is required.
 

For the Former Pass Program Passes:

Golden Eagle Passport and National Parks Pass and Golden Eagle Hologram
These passes have been discontinued and replaced by the America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass– Annual Pass.

Golden Age Passport
This pass has been discontinued and replaced by the America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass– Senior Pass Golden.

Access Passport
This pass has been discontinued and replaced by the America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass– Access Pass.

All National Parks Passes, Golden Eagle, Golden Eagle Hologram, 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.

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P.O Box 640201
Bryce, UT 84764

Phone:

(435) 834-5322

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