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The National Park Service offers a variety of passes to help keep the nation's many varied treasures accessible for everyone year-round. Any of the interagency passes offered are your ticket to more than 2,000 sites across the country, from national parks, monuments, historical sites, and wildlife refuges, to national forests and grasslands, to the lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

An annual pass is available to all for $80.00 per year. If you are planning on visiting at least 3 sites that charge an entrance fee or standard amenity fee — and that can be easy to do with some sites, such as Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, located within close proximity — or if you are planning on visiting on at least 3 separate occasions throughout the year, the annual pass will pay for itself.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona
Discounted passes are also available for those that qualify. Active duty military and their dependents can receive a free annual pass which grants free admission at sites that charge an entrance fee or standard amenity fee. All U.S. fourth grade students can get a free annual pass through the Every Kid in a Park program. U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over can obtain a $10 lifetime Senior Pass, and U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities, such as disabled veterans, can receive a free lifetime Access Pass. The lifetime Senior Pass and Access Pass both cover entrance fees and single amenity fees and may also provide a 50% discount on some expanded amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and guided tours. Tucker is a disabled veteran and his lifetime Access Pass has saved us hundreds of dollars in fees throughout the years.

To learn more about the different passes available and how to obtain each, check out the America the Beautiful Pass webpage.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota
With over 2,000 sites to explore nationwide, you can choose to opt outside no matter where you are. Check out our Explore option in the tabs above or the National Park Service's Find a Park feature to find a site near you!
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"There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and wild life are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people, that it is in the process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us. The parks stand as the outward symbol of this great human principle." 
– Franklin D. Roosevelt

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