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America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Senior 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.

  •  If 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.

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To order the Senior pass online:

  1. Place your order through the store and submit payment
  2. After you submit your order, you will be prompted to upload documentation.  Your order IS NOT COMPLETE until this upload is complete.

ACCEPTABLE  DOCUMENTATION is  issued by an authorized U.S. agency that demonstrates US Citizenship or permanent residence and birthdate, such as of your driver's license, passport, or state issued ID. These may be uploaded as a jpeg, gif, png or pdf (cannot exceed 20 MB).

Senior Pass

Price: $20.00 - Senior Pass

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.
  • 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 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. If you cannot order a Senior pass online, you can submit a Paper Application by mail to the USGS using the paper application and enclosing the same documents and $20 fee
  • 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.

Additional Info

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 fedrecpass@usgs.gov

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Annual Pass

Price: $80.00 - Annual Pass

Valid for one full year from month of purchase 

Access Pass

Access Pass

Free lifetime pass for permanently disabled U.S. citizens