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 Federal Recreation Passes

Three federal recreation passes are available through BLM offices in Montana and the Dakotas; the passes may be obtained in person or by mail. The passes may also be purchased at most National Park Service and Forest Service offices/locations.
  1. Interagency Annual Pass--The Interagency Annual Pass is the annual Federal Recreation Lands Pass. It replaced the Golden Eagle Passport, National Parks Pass and National Parks Pass with Golden Eagle Hologram in January 2007.  The Annual Pass costs $80 and is valid for 12 months from the month of purchase.  The Forest Service, National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation honor the Annual Pass at sites where Entrance or Standard Amenity Fees are charged.
  • Senior Pass--The Senior Pass replaced the Golden Age Passport in January 2007. The pass is for citizens or permanent residents of the United States who are 62 years of age or older.  It provides access to, and use of, any federal recreation site that charges an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee and provides a discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees. The cost of the Senior Pass is $10, and it is valid for the lifetime of the pass holder. Photo identification may be requested to verify pass ownership.  Existing plastic Golden Age Passports are valid for a lifetime. Therefore, if you would like the new Senior Pass, you may purchase one for $10, with proof of identification, e.g. driver’s license, birth certificate, or similar document. Paper Golden Age Passports will be exchanged free of charge with proof of identification, e.g. driver’s license, birth certificate, or similar document.

  • Access Pass--The Access Pass is the replacement for the Golden Access Passport as of January 2007. The pass is for citizens or permanent residents of the United States, regardless of age, who have been medically determined to have a permanent disability. It provides access to, and use of, any federal recreation site that charges an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee and provides a discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees. The pass must be obtained in person.  The Access Pass is free, and it is valid for the lifetime of the pass holder. Photo identification may be requested to verify pass ownership.  The old Golden Access Passports are still valid for a lifetime and are equivalent to the new Access Pass.

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Last updated: 06-28-2012