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America the Beautiful – Annual Pass
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This is an annual entrance permit to federal parks, monuments, historic sites, and recreation areas. This permit is valid for entrance fees only; it does not cover parking or camping fees. The Annual Pass admits the permit holder and your passengers in a private vehicle. For areas that have a per-person fee, you can use the Annual Pass for yourself and three additional adults. Children under 16 are free. The cost for this passport is $80 for a 12-month period.

The Access Pass can be used at the following five Federal agencies:

  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • Fish & Wildlife Service
  • USDA Forest Service
  • National Park Service

Please note: Each of these agencies have different rules. You must contact the site you plan to visit to find out whether the pass is accepted there and what services and discounts are available.

How do I apply?

You can buy the Annual Pass by doing one of the following:

  1. Call 888-ASK-USGS (888-275-8747) and select extension 1,
  2. Email USGS at:,
  3. Buy the pass online by clicking here, or
  4. Go to any of the Federal recreation sites/agencies listed above.
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