What Happened to "Golden" & National Parks Passes?
The Following National Park Passes Were Replaced during 2007:
Golden Eagle Passport
National Parks Pass
Golden Eagle Hologram
Golden Age Passport
Golden Access Passport
Buy the new America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Passes
All National Parks Passes, Golden Eagle, Golden Eagle Hologram, Golden Access and Golden Age Passports were honored in 2007 according to the provisions of the pass. Only paper Golden Age and Access Passports may be exchanged free of charge for the new plastic passes.
The National Park Service is an important participant in the new 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 - Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, 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, is shown above with a brief explanation of each.
Organized Non-Commercial Groups
Organized Non-Commercial Groups include church groups, college/school groups, scouts, service organizations, military, etc. All holders of America the Beautiful (ATB) Interagency Passes, Golden Passports, Saguaro passes and those under 16 years of age will be exempt from payment of fees. Passes allow free entrance to individual pass holders under the conditions stated on the pass.
Organized Non-Commercial Groups in vehicles with a manufacture's designed capacity of less than 15 are charged the $10.00 vehicle permit or a fee of $5.00 per person in vehicles with a manufacture's designed capacity of 16 or greater. Removal of seats from a vehicle does not then qualify for the lower rate. Age and pass exemptions apply.
The total fee charged for an Organized Non-Commercial Group will not exceed the $100 (U.S. Dollars) fee per vehicle.
Organized Non-Commercial Groups are not eligible to purchase Interagency Federal Recreational Lands Passes at the time of entry.
ACCEPTED FORMS of PAYMENT
Cash: United States currency.
Travelers Check: Payable in U.S. Dollars.
Charge Cards: Master Card, VISA, Discover, or American Express.
Personal or Commercial Checks: A check must be drawn on a U.S. Bank, payable in U.S. Dollars, and the check holder's name and current address must be imprinted on the check. A Telephone number and Tax Identification are also required. Personal checks for over $25.00 require the check holder's Social Security Number (SSN). All Business Checks require the business' Tax Identification Number (TIN).
Saguaro National Park Commercial Tour Fee
Based on vehicle capacity (not the actual occupancy) for all tour groups and bus companies. Taxis are classified as commercial tours as they do not have regularly scheduled service.
Vehicles with capacity of 1-6: will be charged a Flat Fee of $25.00. Holders of Golden Eagle, Golden Age, Golden Access, Saguaro Park Passes, America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes, and those ages 15 and under will be exempt from payment of fees.
Vehicles with capacity of 7-25: will be charged a Flat Fee of $40.00. No Golden Eagle, Golden Age, Golden Access, Saguaro Park Passes, or America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes, will be accepted and no exemptions for age.
Vehicles with capacity of 26+ : will be charged a Flat Fee of $100.00. No Golden Eagle, Golden Age, Golden Access, Saguaro park Passes, or America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes, will be accepted and no exemptions for age.
No per person fees are charged as long as passengers are traveling with the original commercial vehicle. Tour passengers who re-enter the park by other means are subject to per person fees. Entrance Fees are NOT refundable and/or transferable. The permit is valid for up to 7 days for the same tour group only. For information regarding commercial tours at Saguaro National Park, please visit our Commercial Use Authorization page.