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National Park Service

Sample National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands annual pass with image of river winding through canyonlands at sunsetThe America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites across the United States.

Passes cover:

  • entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges
  • standard amenity fees (day-use fees) at national forests and grasslands and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Army Corps of Engineers

In general, one pass covers the fees listed above for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas or up to four adults at sites that charge per person. Children age 15 or under are admitted free. Some passes provide additional benefits, such as a 50-percent discount on camping at some sites for holders of Senior or Access passes. Always check with individual sites for details.

Interagency passes include:

  • Annual Pass: $80
  • Current U.S. Military Annual Pass: Free
  • 4th Grade Pass for U.S. students in fourth grade: Free
  • Senior Pass: $80 (lifetime); $20 (annual)
  • Access Pass: Free
  • Volunteer Pass: Free

More information about the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series, including available passes, costs, benefits, and how and where they may be obtained, is available. Learn More About National Parks and Federal Lands Passes

Last updated: December 23, 2019