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Accessibility in National Parks

Park websites offer information about accessible features, programs, and services. Select a park on the map below to get a link to its accessibility page.

Reasonable Modifications

If you or someone you're traveling with needs assistance related to a disability or has questions about how a park can provide reasonable modifications, please contact the park ahead of time using the contact information on the park webpages in the map above. Examples include requesting sign language interpreters, reserving accessible campsites, and identifying accessible transportation options.

Service Animals

In October 2018, the NPS issued a policy memorandum regarding the use of service animals by persons with disabilities in national parks. The revised policy aligns the NPS policy with the standards established by the Department of Justice and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Only dogs are classified as service animals, and they must perform a specific task that assists a person with a disability. Emotional support or comfort animals are not service animals. See frequently asked questions about service animals in national parks.

Entrance Passes

The Access Pass, part of the America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series, is available free for US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship. The pass may be obtained in person at a federal recreation site or through the mail using an application form. (Note: While the pass itself is free, the cost of obtaining an Access Pass through the mail is $10 for processing the application.) Read more about the Access Pass, and other passes, below. Please note that passes are not available at all national parks; see a list of all federal recreation sites (PDF), including national parks, where the passes are issued.

Last updated: September 16, 2020

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