AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL ACCESS PASS
(Previously known as the Golden Access Passport)
If your family plans to visit a national park or recreation area this year, don’t leave home without this great pass. It lasts a lifetime and can be obtained at any of the following offices: National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, or Forest Service. It can also be obtained at the entrance to any national park, but the individual must have have proof of disability with him/her. Read details of the pass below.
The America the Beautiful Access Pass is a free, lifetime admission pass issued to U.S. citizens or persons who permanently reside in the United States, regardless of age, and who have a medical determination and documentation of blindness or permanent disability. The pass is valid at National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Forest Service areas.
It admits the pass owner and accompanying passengers in a private vehicle. At parks that charge individual fees, the pass admits the pass owner, spouse, parents, and children. The pass also allows entrance for other persons accompanying the owner, such as a care assistant. The pass provides a 50 percent discount on federal use fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, parking, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where use fees are charged, only the pass owner will be given the 50 percent price reduction. This pass is nontransferable and does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.