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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.

  • 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 postmarked before August 28 will be processed at the $10 price.  Lifetime Senior pass orders postmarked after August 28 will be processed at the $80 price. Additional processing fees of $10 apply. For more information on the price changes, click here.

Senior Pass

Due to the sudden popular demand for Senior Passes, we have partnered with Your Pass Now to simplify the order process for Senior Passes.  You will be redirected to their external web site.

Click Here to Purchase Your Senior Pass with Your Pass Now

For more information about Your Pass Now, please click here.

About your Senior Pass

  • $10 Lifetime pass
  • Please note that the price of the lifetime Senior Pass will increase to $80 on August 28, 2017. Also, a new $20 annual Senior Pass will become available at the same time. Click HERE for more information regarding the changes in the Senior Pass Program.
  • 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