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Interagency Pass Program   

The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series  

The Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office offers the America The Beautiful Interagency Pass.   Previously knows as the National Parks Pass, it is now a multi-agency program, allowing you more access to more places across the nation!

A pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites.  Each pass 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.  A pass covers entrance and standard amenity fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person).  Children age 15 or under are admitted free.

Pass information  (some of the links below will take you to other agencys' web pages)

The following passes make up the series:

Annual Pass  Annual Pass

 
Free Annual Pass for U.S. MilitaryAnnual Pass for Military
 
Senior PassSenior Pass
  • $10 Lifetime pass
  • For U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over.
  • May be obtained in person at a federal recreation site or through the mail using this application form.
    The cost of obtaining a Senior Pass through the mail is twenty dollars ($20). Ten ($10) for the Senior Pass and ten ($10) for processing the application. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship.
  • May provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services.
  • Generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.  
      
    Frequently Asked Questions about the Interagency Senior Pass
 
Access PassAccess 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 concessioners.   

    Frequently Asked Questions about the Interagency Access Pass
 
NOTE: Golden Access and Golden Age Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.
The five agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program are:
See the site locations that issue these passes.

Bureau of Land Management
Palm Springs - South Coast Field Office
1201 Bird Center Drive
Palm Springs, California 92262
Phone: (760) 833-7100
Fax: (760) 833-7199
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
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