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America The Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

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Annual Pass
Stock Number: 206946

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About your Annual Pass

  • Valid for one full year from month of purchase (through last day of that month).
  • Allows pass owner and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle to enter Federally operated recreation sites across the country.
  • Covers the pass owner and three (3) accompanying adults age 16 and older at sites where per person entrance fees are charged. No entry fee charged for children 15 and under.
  • Photo identification will be required to verify ownership.
  • Passes are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.
  • US military and their dependents qualify for a FREE Annual Pass. Learn more!

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Senior Pass
Stock Number: 209290

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About your Senior Pass

  • $10 Lifetime pass
  • For U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over.
  • May be obtained in person at a federal recreation site or through the mail using the application form. Details can be found on the Overview of the Senior Pass. The cost of obtaining a Senior Pass through the mail is twenty dollars ($20). Ten ($10) for the Senior Pass and ten ($10) for processing the application. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship.
  • May provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services
  • Generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.

Golden Access and Golden Age Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.
Recreation Fees vary widely across the thousands of Federal Recreation sites. Please contact specific sites directly for information on what is or is not covered by the passes.

For questions about the pass, contact 1-888-ASK-USGS and press 3. (888-275-8747, option 3), or


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Reduced image of the America the Beautiful Senior Pass
Senior Pass
$10.00 lifetime pass for U.S. citizens
62 years and older

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Access Pass
Free lifetime pass for permanently
disabled U.S. citizens

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4th Grade Pass
Free annual pass for U.S. 4th
grade students

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Volunteer Pass
Annual Pass awarded to volunteers who
contribute 250 or more hours

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