National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program

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 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.

 
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America the Beautiful - Annual Pass
National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass


The pass can be purchased:
♦in person at the park,
♦by calling 1-888-ASK USGS, or
♦online at https://store.usgs.gov/pass.

 

America the Beautiful - U.S. Military Annual Pass - Free
National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

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)
National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

The pass can be purchased:
♦in person at the park, or
♦by mail. To learn how to get your pass by mail or for more information, visit https://store.usgs.gov/senior-pass.

 

America the Beautiful - Access Pass
National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands 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:
♦in person at the park, or
♦by mail. To learn how to get your pass by mail or for more information, visit https://store.usgs.gov/access-pass.

 

America the Beautiful - Volunteer Pass - Free
National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

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

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 8
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330

Phone:

970-529-4465

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