National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program

The National Park Service is an important participant in the 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 - US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and US Army Corps of Engineers. The pass series, collectively known as the America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, is shown below with a brief explanation of each. A list of Federal Recreation areas where Interagency passes are issued can be downloaded here.


 
2017 Annual Pass
America the Beautiful Annual Pass

Annual Pass - $80

This pass is available to the general public and is valid for 12 months from the purchase date. This pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an entrance fee. The pass admits the pass holder/s and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas. At per person fee areas, it admits the pass holder + 3 adults. The pass can be obtained in person at the park, by calling 1-888-ASK USGS, Ext. 1, or via the Internet at https://store.usgs.gov/pass.

 
2017 Annual Military Pass
America the Beautiful Military Annual Pass

U.S. Military Annual Pass - Free

This is a free pass for active duty military personnel (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard) and their dependents. In order to qualify for the Annual Military Pass, the military member must present a valid Common Access Card (CAC Card). Dependents must present a Department of Defense ID (DD Form 1173) that identifies the dependent and his/her sponsor.

 
New Interagency Senior Lifetime Pass
America the Beautiful Senior Lifetime Pass

Senior Lifetime Pass - $80

This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. 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. The pass can only be obtained in person at the park and is non-transferable.

 
New Interagency Senior Annual Pass

Senior Annual Pass - $20

This is an annual pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. 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. The pass can only be obtained in person at the park and is non-transferable.
 
Guadalupe Mountains Annual Pass
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Annual Pass

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Annual Pass - $20
Pass is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Pass admits the card holder plus 3 people (16 years of age and older). This pass covers entrance fees only and is not refundable and/or transferable. The Guadalupe Mountains National Park Annual Pass is available at the Headquarters Visitor Center at Pine Springs.

 
2017 Volunteer Pass
America the Beautiful Volunteer Pass

Volunteer Annual Pass - 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 16 are admitted free). Click here to learn about volunteer opportunities in Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

 
Every Kid in a Park Pass 2017
Every Kid in a Park 4th Grade Pass - Free

The Every Kid in a Park 4th Grade Pass is free for U.S. 4th grade students and covers entrance and standard amenity fees (day use fee). The pass is obtained by the student exchanging an Every Kid in a Park pass voucher for the pass. This pass is valid for 12 months beginning September of the year that the student begins 4th grade. Note: All passes are valid September through August of the year that the student is in the 4th grade. No punching of the pass is required. Voucher can be obtained at https://www.everykidinapark.gov/
 
2017 Access Pass
America the Beautiful Access Pass

Access Pass - 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 a 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.

 

Last updated: October 9, 2017

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