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Monday, March 14, 2016

The Access Pass - Free, Lifetime Admission to National Parks & Other Recreation Sites for People with Disabilities

The Access Pass is a free, lifetime entry pass for U.S. citizens and residents who have a permanent disability to visit more than 2,000 federal park and recreation sites. Many sites also give the pass holder a discount on related fees (camping, swimming, boat launching, and guided tours). Learn more of the Overview of The Access Pass about the requirements and how to get your pass. You can also download this PDF file lists federal recreation sites around the country where you can get a pass.

  • Free
  • For U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities.
  • May be obtained in person at a federal recreation site or through the mail using this application form. The cost of obtaining an Access Pass through the mail is ten dollars ($10) for processing the application (the Pass is free). Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship.
  • May provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services.
  • Generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.
Visit Recreation.gov for information about parks, forests, campgrounds and other recreational areas near you.

# updated post from April 2014, as of the updated post all links and information are up to date.

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