Interagency Park Passes

federal land recreation passes

WE ARE SOLD OUT OF SENIOR PASSES. CONSIDER PURCHASING YOUR PASS AT THE FIRST FEE CHARGING SITE THAT YOU VISIT. TO ORDER ONLINE GO TO https://store.usgs.gov/pass

  • If you need your pass in less than three months, consider purchasing your pass at the first FEE CHARGING site you visit. Federal sites that issue senior passes are found on the USGS Pass Issuance List. Please Note that USGS field offices DO NOT issue passes.
  • Online and Mail in Senior pass applications are currently being processed within twelve weeks.
  • All eligible Senior pass orders postmarked by the USGS before August 28 will be processed at the $10 price. Lifetime Senior pass orders postmarked after August 28 will be processed at the $80 price. Additional processing fees of $10 apply.
National Park or Federal Land passes are not necessary to visit Guilford Courthouse, as the site does not charge any fees. Contact a ranger at the visitor center to obtain any of the passes. Guilford Courthouse only accepts cash for passes.

The Federal Land Passes can also be purchased or requisitioned online. For more information visit the USGS - America the Beautiful website.

America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes

A pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites across the United States. Each pass covers:
  • Entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges.
  • Standard amenity fees (day-use fees) at national forests, grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Army Corps of Engineers.
  • In general, pone pass covers the fees listed above for the 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 age 15 or under are admitted free.
  • Some passes provide additional benefits, such as a 50-percent discount on camping at some sites for holders of Senior or Access Passes. Always check with individual sites for details.
  • More information about the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series, including available passes, costs, benefits, and how and where they may be obtained, is available at the USGS - America the Beautiful Website.

Available passes include:

  • Annual Pass
  • Annual Pass for U.S. Military
  • 4th Grade Pass – Every Kid in a Park
  • Senior Pass
  • Access Pass
  • Volunteer Pass

Annual Pass
  • $80 annual pass
  • Available to everyone
  • Non-transferable
  • Obtained in person at a qualifying federal recreation site, by calling 1-888-275-8747, Ext. 3, or online.

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

Every Kid in a Park Pass (4th Grade Pass)
  • Free, for fourth grade students ages nine to eleven. Students must complete the online activity at the Every Kid in a Park website, and then bring the barcode to the park to receive the pass.
  • The pass covers entrance and standard amenity fees at all federal lands and waters for a full year beginning September 1 and ending August 31 of your 4th grade year.
  • It does not cover expanded amenity fees such as camping, boat launching, parking, special tours, interpretive fees, special permits, or ferries.
  • Private concessionaires manage some facilities and activities on federal lands and waters an may not honor the pass. Please inquire at the location you will be visiting for more information on pass acceptance.
  • The fourth grade student must be present when the pass is used. It is not transferrable.

Senior Pass (Formerly Golden Age)
  • $10 lifetime pass
  • For U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62+.
  • Can be obtained at a qualifying federal recreation site or via US Postal Service using an application form. The cost of a pass via mail is twenty dollars. $10 for the pass and $10 to process the application. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship.
  • May provide a 50% discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launches, and specialized interpretive services. Generally does not cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.
  • Non-transferable.

Access Pass
  • Free
  • For U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities.
  • Can be obtained at a qualifying federal recreation site or via US Postal Service using an application form. The cost of a pass via mail ten dollars. The pass is free and $10 charge to process the application. Applicants must provide documentation of residency / citizenship and permanent disability.
  • May provide a 50% discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launches, and specialized interpretive services. Generally does not cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.
  • Non-transferable.

Volunteer Pass
  • Free
  • For volunteers with 250+ service hours with federal agencies that participate in the inter-agency pass program. Contact your local federal recreation site for more information about volunteer opportunities or visit volunteer.gov.

The five agencies that participate in the Inter-Agency Pass Program are:
  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Bureau of Reclamation

Last updated: July 26, 2017

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Phone:

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