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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. Further information on changes to the Senior pass price and program will be coming soon.

  • ┬áIf you need your Senior or Access pass in less than two months, consider purchasing your pass at the first site you visit. Please click here for a list of sites that issue passes.
  • Online Senior passes are currently being processed within six weeks
  • Mail in Senior and Access pass applications are currently being processed within ten weeks.

Please note that we do not expect changes to the Senior pass price or program within the next few months.

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

Price: $20.00 - Senior Pass

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