Fees & Passes

Passes Available at Catoctin Mountain Park

 
Admission to the park is FREE, but for those who qualify, Military Passes, Access Passes, and Every Kid in a Park passes are available at the visitor center.
 
Annual 4th Grade Pass
September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017 - 4th Grade Pass

Olympic National Park - Photo Credit: J. Ferguson Photos

Annual 4th Grade Pass

  • Available to U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) with a valid Every Kid in a Park paper pass.
  • The pass is valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through the following summer (September-August).
  • Paper passes can be obtained by visiting the Every Kid in a Park website and can be exchanged for the Annual 4th Grade Pass at Federal recreation sites that charge Entrance or Standard Amenity fees (Day Use Fee).
  • Digital version of the paper pass (such as on smart phones or tablets) will not be accepted to exchange for an Annual 4th Grade Pass.
  • The pass is non-transferable.
  • Educators can also be involved! Learn more at the Every Kid in a Park website.

Additional Details about the Annual 4th Grade Pass

 
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2016 Interagency Military Pass

Gregory Teller, 2014 Share the Experience Photo Contest

Free Annual Pass for U.S. Military

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

Frequently Asked Questions about the Annual Pass for U.S. Military

 
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Interagency 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.
  • Note: Golden Access Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Interagency Access Pass

 

Passes Not Available at Catoctin Mountain Park


The Senior and Annual Pass can be obtained at a federal recreation site that charges an admission fee, by calling 1-888-275-8747, or by visiting the USGS Store online.
 
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The Senior Pass is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over.  There is a one time administrative processing fee of $10.

Senior Pass

  • $10 Lifetime pass.
Please note that the price of the lifetime Senior Pass will increase to $80 on August 28, 2017. Also, a new $20 annual Senior Pass will become available at the same time. Click HERE for more information regarding the changes in the Senior Pass Program.
  • For U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over.
  • May be obtained online, or in in person at a federal recreation site. The cost of obtaining a Senior Pass through the mail or online 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.
  • Note: Golden Age Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Interagency Senior Pass

 
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  • May be obtained online, or in person at a federal recreation site.
  • Valid for one full year from month of purchase (through last day of that month).
  • Allows pass owner and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle to enter Federally operated recreation sites across the country.Covers the pass owner and three (3) accompanying adults age 16 and older at sites where per person entrance fees are charged. No entry fee charged for children 15 and under.
  • Photo identification will be required to verify ownership.
  • Passes are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen

Last updated: August 26, 2017

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Thurmont, MD 21788

Phone:

(301) 663-9388

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