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*America The Beautiful* National Parks And Federal Recreation Lands Passes

The following recreation passes are available from Bureau of Land Management offices in California.

All passes admit:

  • Pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas.
  • Pass holder and 3 adults (not to exceed 4 adults) at per person fee areas. 
  • Children under 16 are free.

Senior and Access passes allow entry and provide the pass holder a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees.   

Annual Recreation  PassAnnual Pass - Valid for entrance or standard amenity fees at Federal Recreation sites for pass holder and occupants of a single, private non-commercial vehicle OR pass holder and three persons (16 and older) where per person fees are charged.  NOT covered:  camping, tours, special recreation permits, etc.  MAY NOT cover:  organized groups or concession facilities or activities.  NOT responsible for misplaced, lost, or stolen cards.

     1) Request for pass, and
     2) $80 fee

OR call the nearest BLM office for instructions on buying it by mail


Senior Pass - lifetime pass available to individuals 62 years or older, must be a u.s. Citizen or permanent resident.  Must be presented in person.  Valid for entrance or standard amenity fees at Federal recreation sites for pass holder and occupants of a single, private non-commercial vehicle OR pass holder and three persons (16 and older) where per person fees are charged.  NOT covered: camping, tours, special recreation permit fees, etc.  MAY NOT cover: organized groups or concession facilities or activities.   MAY entitle holder to 50% discount on certain fees.  NOT responsible for misplaced, lost or stolen cards.  Senior and Access Passes may only be signed by the qualified individual.

The pass may be obtained by visiting a BLM office in person, and by providing the following information:

1) Copy of your driver's license or other identification that contains your birthdate and signature, and
2) $10 fee.

Access Pass - free lifetime pass available to individuals who are a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and medically determined to have a permanent disability that severely limits one or more major life activities.  Must be presented in person.  Valid for entrance and standard amenity fees at Federal recreation sites for pass holder and occupants of a single, private non-commercial vehicle OR pass holder and three persons (16 and older) where per person fees are charged.  NOT covered:  camping, tours, special recreation permit fees, etc.  MAY NOT cover:  organized groups or concesssion facilities or activities.  MAY entitle holder to 50% discount on certain fees.  NOT responsible for misplaced, lost or stolen cards.

The pass may be obtained by visiting a BLM office in person, and by providing the following information:

1) Proof of the type of Federal disability being collected, i.e., copy of letter from Social Security regarding benefits, or
2) Physician's statement as to disability.

A young girl gazes out the door of a tent at snow-capped mountains, pine trees, and a lake.Annual Military Pass - Active duty personnel and their family members with Dependent ID Card qualify for the pass.  Reserve and National Guard members who are on active duty must present a copy of their active duty orders at the time of request for the card.   Family members whose spouse is on active duty need to have the order with them when receiving the pass, and a valid dependent military ID card (CAC Card or DoD Form 1173).   Note:  Reserves, National Guard, and retirees do not qualify for the card.

1) Free to current U.S. military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and also, most Reserve and National Guard members with proper military ID (CAC Card or DoD Form 1173).                                             

2) Must be obtained in person at a Federal recreation site by showing a current Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173).

Military Frequently Asked Questions from the National Park Service.


Volunteer Pass
- Free for volunteers with 250 service hours with federal agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program.  The pass is good for one year from the time it is issued.  Must be issued from the supervisor/manager.  Contact your local federal recreation site for more information about volunteer opportunities.