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America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Access Pass

Pass Alert

We are experiencing a major increase in Senior pass sales.

  • Until the current backlog of Senior Pass orders are shipped, your order confirmation will be honored for use at agency sites.
  • If you need your pass in less than three months, consider purchasing your pass at the first site you visit. Please click here for a list of sites that issue passes. Please Note that USGS field offices DO NOT issue passes.
  • Online and Mail in Senior pass applications are currently being processed within twelve weeks

All eligible Senior pass orders placed online before 11:59 pm eastern daylight time on August 27 or mail orders postmarked on or before August 27 will be processed at the $10 price.  Lifetime Senior pass orders placed online after 11:59 pm on August 27 eastern daylight time or mail orders postmarked after August 27 will be processed at the $80 price.  Additional processing fees of $10 apply.  For more information on the price changes, click here.

Access Pass

Access Pass

About your Access Pass

A free, lifetime pass - available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States that have been medically determined to have a permanent disability (does not have to be a 100% disability) that provides admittance to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies.

Access Passes may be obtained via mail order from USGS. Mail-order applicants for the Access Pass must submit a completed paper application, proof of residency and documentation of permanent disability (does not have to be a 100% disability), and pay the document processing fee of $10 to obtain a pass through the mail. Once the application package is received, the documentation will be verified and a pass, with the pass owner's name pre-printed on it, will be issued to the applicant.

At many sites the Access Pass provides the pass owner a discount on Expanded Amenity Fees (such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and guided tours).

See Access Pass Benefits section.

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Annual Pass

Price: $80.00 - Annual Pass

Valid for one full year from month of purchase 

Senior Pass

Senior Pass

Lifetime pass for U.S. citizens 62 years and older

Annual Senior Pass

Annual Senior Pass

Annual pass for U.S. citizens 62 years and older