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National Park Annual Pass / Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass

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If you're visiting ca. 4 National Parks or several Federal Recreation Areas per year the Annual Park Pass is a real deal...

The Annual Pass costs $80 and is valid for one year starting from the month of purchase. The Forest Service, National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation honor the Annual Pass at sites where Entrance or Standard Amenity Fees are charged.
Note: The Army Corps of Engineers does not issue or honor the Annual Pass. America the Beautiful - the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass Program

The Annual Pass can be obtained in person from a participating Federal recreation site or office. The Annual Pass will also be available via 888-ASK USGS, ext. 1, or via the Internet (see link below). Additionally, it is expected that the Annual passes will be available through some third-party partners.
Please find more information to the programs on the following official websites (see WebLinks).

Senior Pass

The pass is for citizens or permanent residents of the United States, who are 62 years of age or older. It provides access to, and use of, any Federal recreation site that charges an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee, and provides a discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees.
The cost of the Senior Pass is $10, and it is valid for the lifetime of the pass holder. Photo identification may be requested to verify pass ownership.
Golden Eagle Pass
This is an extension to the above described National Park Pass.
For an additional $15, a Golden Eagle hologram may be purchased and affixed to a National Parks Pass to cover entrance fees at not only national parks, but also at sites managed by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U. S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management. 

How to buy

The National Parks Pass can be purchased in any national park where an entrance fee is charged, and at participating park book stores operated by cooperating associations or online on the Web (see link near the bottom of this page) or by calling 1-888-GO-PARKS. There's also the possibility to buy via mail, please call above number for up-to-date information.

National Park Pass
National Park Pass



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