Senior and Access Passes

You can purchase the Senior Pass and Access Pass at the entrance stations in Shenandoah National Park. These passaes are part of a national program. Learn more about National Parks and Federal Lands passes. You can also order these passes online or via mail at the USGS Store with an additional $10 processing fee.

At Shenandoah, these passes cover the pass holder and passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle. At per-person fee areas these passes will cover the pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults. Children under 16 are admitted free. The pass holder must be present with identification. We cannot look up information if any of these passes are lost or stolen and cannot accept receipts or pictures of the pass in lieu of the pass.

 

Senior Pass

Attention: The cost of the Senior Pass will increase from $10 to $80 beginning August 28, 2017. Senior Passes that have been purchased before this date will still be valid. Find out more about changes to the Senior Pass and read the press release regarding the senior pass price increase. If you are 62 or older you can purchase the pass for the current price of $10 through August 27, 2017 at any of Shenandoah's four entrance stations. CORE hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We at Shenandoah cannot sell the Senior Pass by phone or by mail. The USGS Store sells these passes online with an additional $10 processing fee. Due to high demand online orders are currently being processed within nine weeks. Mail-in orders are currently being processed within twelve weeks.
  • Lifetime Senior Pass: $10*
  • Eligibility: U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or older. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship.
  • Covers: Entrance fees to federal lands (same as America the Beautiful Annual Pass). This pass may also cover a 50 percent discount on amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping and specialized interpretive services. Always check with you destination to learn what is covered.
  • Generally does not cover: Fees charged by concessionaires and some tour fees.
  • Purchase online or by mail: To purchase a Senior Pass online or by mail go to the USGS Store. There is an additional $10 processing fee for purchasing the Senior Pass online or by mail.
*This information will change on August 28, 2017. As of August 28, 2017, the options for purchasing a Senior Pass will be:
  • Lifetime Senior Pass: $80
  • Annual Senior Pass: $20, if purchased for 4 consecutive years, these passes can be exchanged for the Lifetime Senior Pass.
 

Access Pass

  • Cost: Free
  • Eligibility: U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship.
  • Covers: Entrance fees to federal lands (same as America the Beautiful Annual Pass). This pass may also cover a 50 percent discount on amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping and specialized interpretive services. Always check with you destination to learn what is covered.
  • Generally does not cover: Fees charged by concessionaires and some tour fees.

Last updated: July 12, 2017

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Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835

Phone:

(540) 999-3500

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