Interagency Senior Annual and Senior Lifetime Passes

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Love of parks can be a lifelong journey or an adventure here for you to discover. If you are a US citizen or permanent resident ages 62 years or older, there are special entrance pass options for you to enjoy your public lands! The America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series offers a lifetime and annual Senior Pass option.

Find more information about all options for entrance passes or learn more about the Senior Passes below.

Who is eligible and what are the age requirements for a Senior Pass?

US citizens or permanent residents 62 years or older are eligible for a Senior Pass.

How much does a Senior Pass cost?

The Senior Lifetime Pass is valid for your lifetime and costs $80.

The Senior Annual Pass is valid for one year and costs $20. (The Senior Annual Pass can be upgraded to a Senior Lifetime Pass in-person at a participating federal site that distributes Senior passes.

How can I purchase a Senior Pass?

Get in person

Senior Passes can be purchased at participating federal recreation sites, including national parks, that charges an entrance or standard amenity (day-use) fee. Proof of age and residency is required. See the complete list of sites where the pass is available.

Order online

Passes can also be purchased online or through the mail from USGS; an additional processing fee will be added to the price. Visit the USGS store to buy the pass online or find instructions for purchasing by mail. Allow three weeks for delivery.

Where can I use my Senior Pass?

Annual and lifetime Senior Passes provide access to hundreds of recreation sites managed by these six federal agencies:

  • National Park Service
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • US Forest Service
  • US Army Corps of Engineers

Search this list of entrance fees by park to plan your trip to national park sites.

What are the benefits of my Senior Pass?

The passes cover entrance and standard amenity (day-use) recreation fees and provide discounts on some expanded amenity recreation fees at sites managed by participating federal agencies.

The Senior Passes admit the passholder and passengers in a noncommercial vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas and passholder plus three adults, not to exceed four adults, where per-person fees are charged. Children under 16 are always admitted free. The Senior Passes may also provide the passholder (only) a discount on some expanded amenity fees such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and guided tours.

What if my current Senior Pass is lost or stolen?

Passes are non-refundable, non-transferable, and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. If lost or stolen, you will have to purchase a new pass.

What if I have an older version of the Senior Pass?

All older versions of the Senior Pass, including the Golden Age Passports, are still valid. We encourage visitors with a Golden Age Passport to exchange it for a new Senior Lifetime Pass for free. Exchanges can be done in person at a park that charges an entrance fee. Remember to bring your Golden Age Passport with you.

Senior Passes Benefiting Your Parks

Last updated: July 9, 2024