Interagency Access Pass
- Honored nationwide at all Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Fish & Wildlife Service sites charging entrance or standard amenity fees.
- Waives most day use fees (except at some concessionaire-run sites) and most entrance fees for all the federal agencies listed below under "Participating Sites" across the United States.
- Valid for pass holder's lifetime.
- Admits pass holder and any accompanying passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle.
- At per-person fee areas, admits pass holder and up to 3 persons. Persons 15 and younger are admitted free of charge.
- At staffed sites, show your pass to the booth attendant.
- At unstaffed sites, use hangtag to display pass from rear-view mirror. Hangtags are available at Forest Service offices.
- At per-person sites, present pass upon request.
- Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
- Must have a medical determination and documentation of blindness or permanent disability.
- Must obtain in person
- Must submit one of the following documents:
- A statement signed by a licensed physician attesting that the applicant has a permanent physical, mental, or sensory impairment that severely limits one or more major life activity.
- A document issued by a federal agency, such as the Veteran's Administration, which attests that the applicant has been medically determined to be eligible to receive federal benefits as a result of disability. Other acceptable federal agency documents include proof of receipt of Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) due to disability.
- A document issued by a state agency, such as the vocational rehabilitation agency, which attests that the applicant has been medically determined to be eligible to receive that agencies benefits or services as a result of medically determined permanent disability. Showing a state motor vehicle department disability sticker, license plate, or hang tag is not acceptable documentation.
Other Important Details
- Interagency Access Passes are nontransferable.
- The Interagency Access Pass belongs to the signer only and s/he must be present for the pass to be used. Photo identification may be requested to verify pass ownership.
- If the person receiving the pass is unable to sign, a parent or guardian may sign the pass holder’s name for him/her.
- Concessionaires may or may not honor the Interagency Access Pass, acording to the terms of their current permit.
- Interagency Access Pass holders may receive a 50% discount on some expanded amenity fees.
- Interagency Access Passes are NOT valid for any special recreation permits.
Decals for open topped vehicles may be issued free with an Interagency Access Pass. Decals offer a secure method to display ownership of the Interagency Access Pass on motorcycles or open-topped vehicles at unstaffed sites. However, they are not a valid pass in themselves; the vehicle owner must also carry an Interagency Access Pass. Issuance of a decal requires:
- Valid Interagency Pass
- Photo identification to verify pass ownership
- Vehicle registration for an open topped vehicle that matches the name(s) of the pass holder(s) and the photo identification
How to get this pass
- Get one online through USGS.
- Bring proper documentation to a Forest Service office in the Pacific Northwest
Honored nationwide at all agency sites listed below that charge entrance or day use (standard amenity) fees.
- Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
- Forest Service (FS)
- Includes these Oregon and Washington sites
- National Park Service (NPS)
- Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
- United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
- United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR)
- United States Fish and Wildlife Service (US FWS)
- Call Outdoor Recreation Information Center at 1-800-270-7504