Federal Recreational Lands Passes

Public Lands Passes

Save Money at Federal Lands

With fees rising at most of the National Parks and more people traveling this summer due to lower gasoline prices, it’s time to get your Federal Recreational Lands Pass to save a lot of money on park entrance fees and other costs.

There are five agencies that participate so you only need to get one pass for access to all the lands they manage. The agencies are:

  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Bureau of Reclamation

Interagency Pass

Some of the agencies offer a variety of other passes, but if you are visiting these lands more than a few times this year, you will want the interagency pass.  There are five varieties of these passes that all provide the same access but have varying costs:

  • Annual Pass $80 available to everyone
  • Annual Pass for U.S. military FREE
  • Senior Pass $10 for those over age 62 and good for your lifetime
  • Access Pass for those with a permanent disability FREE
  • Volunteer Pass for those that have volunteered at least 250 hours to one of the agencies FREE

If you already have Golden Access or Golden Age Passports, they are no longer sold, but will continue to be honored.

For the most part,  these passes will cover entrance fees to get you into the Parks and other lands, but there may be additional charges for  camping and other activities.

To get all the details about each type of pass and how to get one,  check out the National Park Service’s page on the topic.

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