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Federal Recreational Land Management COVID-19 UPDATE

Please be aware that sales are currently suspended for the America the Beautiful - the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands ANNUAL Passes due to impacts from the coronavirus (COVID-19). This suspension affects pass sales and delivery on the USGS Online Store, as well as direct sales at most national parks and other federal recreation sites. Before departing for your destination we recommend contacting the federal recreation site directly for closure and fee updates. We apologize for this inconvenience and will provide updates as the situation evolves.

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

Access Pass Instructions

To order the Access Pass online:

  1. Save your Acceptable Documentation (listed below) as a JPEG, GIF, PNG, or PDF (cannot exceed 20 MB).
  2. Place your order through the store and submit payment
  3. After you submit your order, you will be prompted to upload documentation.  Your order IS NOT COMPLETE until this upload is complete.
  4. After your order is complete, a physical pass will be issued through the mail.  Receipts and electronic scanned images of your pass are not valid for use.

Due to an unexpected increase in demand for the Access Pass please expect to receive your pass in 4-5 weeks. If you need your pass sooner please visit a site near you that distributes passes: SITES THAT ISSUE PASSES


Access Pass

Price: $10.00 - Access Pass

Acceptable Documentation:

A copy of ID issued by an authorized U.S. agency such as your driver's license, passport, or state issued ID & Documentation that proves permanent disability such as:

  • 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.) ;
  • Document issued by Federal agency such as the Veteran's Administration, Social Security Disability Income, or Supplemental Security Income;
  • Document issued by a State agency such as a vocational rehabilitation agency.

About your Access Pass

  • A free, lifetime pass, plus a $10 handling fee. - 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.
  • May also be obtained free in person at a federal recreation site.
  • Provides entrance or access to pass owner and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle at Federal operated recreation sites across the country.
  • Photo identification may be required to verify ownership.
  • Passes are NON-REFUNDABLE, NON-TRANSFERABLE, and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.
  • The cost of obtaining an Access Passs through the USGS is ten dollars ($10). The pass itself is free, and there is a ten dollar fee for processing the application. Applicants must provide documentation proof of residency and documentation of permanent disability. If you cannot order an Access pass online, you can submit a paper application by mail to the USGS using the paper application and enclosing the same documents and $10 fee.
  • 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).
  • Generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.
  • See Access Pass Benefits section.

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