What is the America the Beautiful- The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Access Pass?
The Interagency Access Pass is part of the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass series and is available free for US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities.
Who is eligible to get an Interagency Access Pass?
The Interagency Access Pass may be issued to US citizens or permanent residents of any age that have been medically determined to have a permanent disability (does not have to be a 100% disability) that severely limits one or more major life activities.
What documentation do I need to show for proof of eligibility?
Along with a valid photo ID such as a US passport, driver’s license, or state-issued ID, applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability with one (1) of the following:
- A statement by a licensed physician (Statement must include that the individual has a PERMANENT disability, that it limits one or more aspects of their daily life, and the nature of those limitations.)
- A document issued by federal agency such as the Veteran's Administration, Social Security Disability Income or, Supplemental Security Income
- A document issued by a state agency such as a vocational rehabilitation agency.
Where can I get an Interagency Access Pass?
Get a Pass in Person
You can get an Interagency Access Pass in person at a federal recreation site. Please be aware that passes are not available at all national park sites. Review the Places to Get Interagency Passes to find a location.
Get a Pass Online
You can also get an Interagency Access Pass online through the USGS Online Store or, through the mail using an application form (Note: While the pass itself is free, there is a shipping and processing cost to get a pass online or through the mail).
Last updated: December 16, 2022