America The Beautiful Passes

The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series

The National Park Service is an important participant in the new 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.

For more information about any of the passes please visit the USGS Online Store.
 
Annual Pass
2020 The America the Beautiful-The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass

Ching Fu, Bridger-Teton National Forest, 2018 Share the Experience Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner.

Annual Pass

 
Military Pass
2020 Interagency Annual Pass - Military

Annual Pass for U.S. Military

 
4th Grade Pass
September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021 - 4th Grade Pass

San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, California, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service/Laura Cox

Annual 4th Grade Pass

Cost - Free (valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year though the following summer (September-August)

 
Senior Pass
2020 Annual Senior Pass and Lifetime Senior Pass

Senior Pass

  • Cost
    • Lifetime Senior Pass - $80
    • Annual Senior Pass - $20
  • Available for: U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship.
  • How to purchase:
  • Additional information:
    • The Senior Pass 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.
    • The Senior Pass generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.
    • 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 (USGS website)
 
Access Pass
2020 Access Pass

Steven Koehler, Yellowstone National Park

Access Pass

  • Cost - Free
  • Available for: U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship.
  • How to obtain:
  • Additional information:
    • The Access Pass 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.
    • The Access Pass generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.
    • 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 (USGS website)
 
Volunteer Pass
2020 Volunteer Pass

Volunteer Pass

  • Cost: Free (valid for 12 months from the date of issue)
  • Available for: Volunteers with 250 service hours with federal agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program
  • For information about volunteer opportunities at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park call the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817.
 

Note: All National Park passes, Golden Eagle, Golden Eagle Hologram, Golden Age, and Golden Access passports will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass. Paper Golden Age and Golden Access passports may be exchanged free of charge for new plastic passes.

Last updated: October 20, 2020

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91 Bartlett Park Road
Middlesboro, KY 40965

Phone:

(606) 248-2817

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