Fees & Passes

Entrance Fees at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Fort Vancouver Visitor Center
1501 E Evergreen Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661
Free Admission
Reconstructed Fort Site
1001 E. Fifth St.
Vancouver, WA 98661
The entrance fee is $5 per person, and the receipt is valid for seven days.
Ages 15 years and under are free.
All Interagency Passes honored.
Pearson Air Museum
1115 E. Fifth St.
Vancouver, WA 98661
Free Admission
McLoughlin House Unit of Fort Vancouver NHS
713 Center St.
Oregon City, OR 97045
Free Admission
Visit the Education page for school reservations and academic fee waiver information.
 

Fee-Free Days

The year-round entrance fee to the reconstructed Fort Vancouver is occasionally waived. In fact, a variety of holidays, as well as part of the annual "National Park Week" each spring, see entrance fees waived at all national parks. Learn more about upcoming fee-free days.
 

Fort Vancouver NHS Park-Specific Annual Pass

This annual pass allows entrance to the reconstructed fort site at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site for the passholder and up to three adults. Available at a cost of $30, it is valid for twelve months from date of purchase.

This pass can only be purchased at the park's Contact Station, located inside the reconstructed fort at 1001 E. Fifth St., Vancouver, WA, during regular operating hours.

 

America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Passes

The America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites across the United States.

Passes cover:
  • entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges.
  • standard amenity fees (day-use fees) at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Army Corps of Engineers.

In general, one pass covers the fees listed above for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas or up to four adults at sites that charge per person. Children ages 15 or under are admitted free. Some passes provide additioanl benefits, such as a 50% discount on camping at some sites for holders of Senior or Access Passes. Always check with individual sites for details.

At Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, passes can be purchased at the reconstructed Fort Vancouver and at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center. Passes can not be purchased at the McLoughlin House in Oregon City or at Pearson Air Museum.
 
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America the Beautiful Annual Pass

Annual Pass

Cost: $80
This non-transferable 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 15 are admitted free). The pass can be obtained in person at the park, by calling 1-888-ASK USGS, Ext. 1, or online at https://store.usgs.gov/pass.
 
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Senior Pass

Senior Pass

Cost: The Lifetime Senior Pass is $80. The Annual Senior Pass is $20.

This is a lifetime or annual 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 15 are admitted free). 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. The pass can be obtained in person at the park, or via mail for an additional $10 processing fee by filling out and mailing in this application. This pass can also be purchased with an additional $10 processing fee online here.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Interagency Senior Pass

 
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Military Pass

Annual Pass for U.S. Military

Cost: Free
To honor our active military personnel and dependents, admission is free at sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees. It is available to active duty military personnel and dependents with proper identification (CAC Card or DD Form 1173). The pass admits the pass owners and any accompanying passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas, or the pass owner and up to additional 3 adults at sites that charge per person. Admission for children under the age of 15 is free. Military Passes can only purchased in person. A list of places to obtain Military Passes can be found here.
 
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Access Pass

Access Pass

Cost: 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 the park. 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. The pass can be obtained in person at the park, or via mail for an additional $10 processing fee by filling out and mailing in this application.
 
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Volunteer Pass

Volunteer Pass

Cost: Free

This pass is for volunteers acquiring 250 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 15 are admitted free). Contact the park at 360-816-6230 or visit our website to learn about volunteer opportunities at Fort Vancouver NHS.

 
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Every Kid in a Park Pass

Every Kid in a Park Pass

Cost: Free

This is a free pass available to fourth grade students. The pass is valid September 1, 2015 to August 31,2016, no matter when it is acquired. Students must go online here and complete a short activity. Upon completion, print out a voucher. This paper voucher is good for the student and three accompanying adults (admission for children 15 and under is always free) at sites where per person fees are charged. The paper voucher can be turned in for a plastic pass. The fourth grader holding the pass must be present at all times.

Frequently asked questions about the Every Kid in a Park Pass

 

Golden Access and Golden Age Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.

The five agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program are:

See the site locations that issue these passes.

Pass Program Definitions

Last updated: August 29, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

612 E Reserve St
Vancouver , WA 98661

Phone:

(360) 816-6230

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