Which pass is for me?
If you plan to visit Shenandoah National Park more than twice in a year, buy the Shenandoah Annual Pass.
If you plan to visit multiple federal recreation areas within a year, buy the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass. This pass covers all National Park Service sites as well as National Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sites.
If you are 62 and older and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, buy the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass.
Note: As of May 2017, there has been a major increase in demand for Senior passes. Further information on changes to the Senior pass price and program will be coming when available. Please note that we do not expect changes to the Senior pass price or program within the next few months.
However we recommend:
- If you need your Senior or Access pass in less than two months, consider purchasing your pass at the first federal recreation site you visit.
- Online Senior passes are currently being processed within six weeks.
- Mail-in Senior and Access pass applications are currently being processed within ten weeks.
Here at Shenandoah National Park we sell them at the entrance stations.. We do not sell them over the phone or by mail.
If you are permanently disabled and are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you are eligible for the free America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Access Pass.
If you are active duty U.S. military and/or a dependent, with proper military identification, you are eligible for the free Annual Pass - Military.
Several types of passes are available. Scroll down to see each described in detail.