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Your Adventure Begins with an Annual Federal Recreation Lands Pass!
Buy Yours Now or Give the Gift of Adventure to Your Friends and Family.

Price: $80.00

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PLEASE NOTE: Pass orders will be shipped to the U.S. mailing address in your user account. Please verify your address before placing your order. Expedited shipments cannot be delivered to a P.O. Box.

International Visitors: Passes can only be shipped within the United States. Please click here or email fedrecpass@usgs.gov for more information on how to purchase an Interagency Annual Pass before your visit.

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

From the Angeles National Forest to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge to Zion National Park, an Annual Pass provides access to over 2,000 federal recreational sites. Whether you enjoy mountain biking, bird watching, hiking or any of the thousands of other recreation opportunities available on the nation's public lands, a pass provides a convenient and inexpensive option for visitors to get out and explore America.

Every year nearly 300,000 people purchase annual passes, which pays for itself in as little as five visits to federal lands. All Americans benefit as nearly 100 percent of the proceeds from annual pass sales is funneled back into improving and enhancing federal recreation sites.

Annual Pass Details:

  • Covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does not accept the Annual Pass for Day Use fees, but Military Passes do allow free access to these areas.
  • Passes are punched at the time of sale and valid one full year from month of purchase (through the last day of the month).
  • Allows a pass owner and all passengers in a private vehicle, or the pass owner and 3 adults at sites where per-person fees are charged.
  • When using your pass, photo identification will be required to verify ownership.
  • Passes are non-refundable and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.
  • For more information please read Additional Details about the Annual Pass.

U.S. citizens and residents who have a disability or who are 62 years old or older, and members of the U.S. military may qualify for a free or reduced price pass. Learn about all pass options available.

Note: Recreation fees vary widely across the thousands of recreation sites. Camping fees, interpretive fees, fees charged by concessioners and some other types of fees are not covered by the pass. Please contact a site directly for more information on whether a pass is accepted for the fees charged at that site.

Photo Contest

Visitors are also encouraged to enter the Share the Experience photo contest; the winning photo from which is featured on the annual pass each year. Get outside, grab your camera and share your experience!

Girl looking out of tent Glacier walking at Tongass National Forest View of Wenatchee National Forest View of Boundary Waters
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