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.
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 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.
Read below for a brief explanation of each pass. Or, use the following links to learn more about the pass program.
America the Beautiful - Annual Pass
America the Beautiful - U.S. Military Annual Pass - Free
The pass can be obtained in person at the park by showing your U.S. military ID. For more information, visit https://store.usgs.gov/faq#US-Military.
America the Beautiful - Senior Pass (Annual or Lifetime)
The pass can be purchased:
America the Beautiful - Access Pass
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 can be obtained:
America the Beautiful - Volunteer Pass - Free
This pass is for volunteers acquiring 250 service hours on a cumulative basis. For more information, visit https://store.usgs.gov/faq#Volunteer-Pass.
Last updated: November 19, 2020