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. Each pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. The pass series, collectively known as the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series, is shown below with a brief explanation of each. You can also use the following links to learn more about the pass program.
•For information on recreational opportunities on all federal lands, go to https://www.recreation.gov.
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.
Annual 4th Grade Pass - Free
The pass is available to U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) with a valid Every Kid Outdoors paper voucher.
Once students earn their paper voucher at Every Kid Outdoors website, the printed voucher can be exchanged at the park. (Digital versions of the voucher such as on smart phones or tablets will not be accepted.) The pass is valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through the following summer (September 1 to August 31). For more information, visit https://store.usgs.gov/faq#4th-Grade-Pass.
Last updated: January 18, 2020