Entrance Passes

If you plan to visit other national parks, you may want to purchase a National Parks Pass, or an Interagency Annual Pass after January 1, 2007.

If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and age 62 or older, you may qualify for a Golden Age Passport, or a Senior Pass after January 1, 2007.

If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have a permanent disability, you may qualify for a Golden Access Passport, or an Access Pass after January 1, 2007.

Older passes and passports

  • Throughout 2007 the Golden Eagle Passport, National Parks Pass, and the new Interagency Annual Pass will be valid; the Golden Eagle Passports and National Parks Passes that were sold in 2006 will be honored until they expire.
  • The Golden Age and the Golden Access Passports will continue to be honored for the lifetime of the pass holder, so both passes, along with the new Interagency Senior and Access Passes, will be valid for many years to come.

National Parks Pass
The National Parks Pass costs $50 and is valid for 12 months (ending the last day of the purchase month, one year later). The pass covers entrance fees to all National Park Service areas, but does not cover camping fees or other use fees, such as cave tours. (Where a "per vehicle" entrance fee is charged, Pass admits purchaser and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle. Where a "per person" entrance fee is charged, Pass admits purchaser, spouse, children and parents.)

Pass is valid for one full year from the date of purchase.

Golden Eagle Upgrade
For an extra $15, a Parks Pass holder may upgrade their pass to a Golden Eagle. An eagle hologram sticker is affixed to the Parks Pass. The Golden Eagle is valid at any Federal recreation area with an entrance fee. The Golden eagle is not valid for USER fees such as camping, tours, and concessions. National Park Passes are available at the Big Bend National Park entrance stations, at the Panther Junction Visitor Center, or at other national parks or federal recreation areas. The pass is non-transferable.


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Golden Age Pass

Golden Age Passport
The Golden Age Passport is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are age 62 or older. There is a one-time charge of $10, but the pass is good for life. It provides free entrance to most federal recreation areas and provides a 50% discount on use fees, such as camping fees.

Golden Age Passports are available at the Big Bend National Park entrance stations, at the Panther Junction Visitor Center, or at other national parks or federal recreation areas. You will need to show proof of age (such as a driver's license or identification card) to obtain a Golden Age Passport.

The pass is non-transferable.


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Golden Age Pass

Golden Access Passport
The Golden Access Passport is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have a permanent disability. The pass is free and is good for life. It provides free entrance to most federal recreation areas and provides a 50% discount on use fees, such as camping fees.

Golden Access Passports are available at the Big Bend National Park entrance stations, at the Panther Junction Visitor Center, or at other national parks or federal recreation areas.

The pass is non-transferable.

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Interagency Pass Program (beginning January 1, 2007)

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2007 Interagency Annual Pass

Interagency Annual Pass
The Interagency Annual Pass costs $80 and is valid for 12 months (ending the last day of the purchase month, one year later). The pass covers entrance to Fish and Wildlife Service Refuges (FWS) and National Park Service (NPS) sites that charge an entrance fee, but does not cover camping fees or other use fees, such as cave tours. The pass also covers use of Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), and Forest Service (USDA FS) sites that charge a Standard Amenity Fee.

Where a "per vehicle" entrance fee is charged, the pass admits purchaser and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle. Where a "per person" entrance fee is charged, Pass admits purchaser, and up to 3 persons.

The Interagency Annual Pass is available at all Big Bend National Park entrance stations, and visitor centers, or at other national parks or federal recreation areas. Pass is valid for one full year from the date of purchase and is is non-transferable.




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Senior Pass
The Golden Age Passport is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are age 62 or older. There is a one-time charge of $10 for this lifetime pass. The pass provides free entrance to most federal recreation areas and provides a 50% discount on use fees, such as camping fees.

Senior Passes are available at all Big Bend National Park entrance stations and visitor centers, or at other national parks or federal recreation areas. You will need to show proof of age (such as a driver's license or identification card) to obtain a Golden Age Passport.

The pass is non-transferable.


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Access Pass
The Access Pass is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have a permanent disability. The pass is free and is good for life. It provides free entrance to most federal recreation areas and provides a 50% discount on use fees, such as camping fees.

Access Passes are available at Big Bend National Park entrance stations and visitor centers, or at other national parks or federal recreation areas.

The pass is non-transferable.

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Last updated: March 31, 2012

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