Interagency Military 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.
  • Valid for 12 months from the month of issue. Expires the last day of the month punched. Pass will be issued through December 2013.
  • The Interagency Annual Military Pass has two signature lines and can be signed by another active military member or dependent at any time. Both are considered pass holders.
  • 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.


The date is validated by the issuer at the time of issuance. The pass is not valid for use until at least one person signs the pass.


  • 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.

Eligibility Requirements

For active military personnel and their dependents.

  1. To verify active military status, the applicant must submit a Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC) - Geneva Conventions Identification Card that verifies that the person is an active member of the U. S. military.
  2. To verify dependent, the applicant must submit a Department of Defense Uniformed Services Identification Card - DD Form 1173 that identifies the dependent and his/her sponsor.

Other Important Details

Interagency Annual Military Passes are nontransferable. Two active military members or dependents can sign and use the Interagency Annual Military Pass. Both are considered pass holders; however, once signed, the pass may not be given to or used by anyone whose name is not on the pass.

The Interagency Annual Military Pass belongs to the signer(s) only and s/he must be present for the pass to be used. Photo identification may be requested to verify pass ownership.

Concessionaires may or may not honor the Interagency Annual Military Pass, according to the terms of their current permit.

Decals for open topped vehicles may be issued free with an Interagency Annual Military Pass. Decals can only be used for motorcycles or open-topped vehicles at unstaffed sites and are only valid with an Interagency Annual Military Pass.

Interagency Annual Military Passes do NOT cover expanded amenity fees or special recreation permits.

*Standard Amenity Fee: 
Examples: Picnic areas, developed trailheads, destination visitor centers, high impact recreation areas
Explanation: Typically, standard amenity fees are day use fees, often covered by a day or annual pass. Each site or area must contain six "amenities," which are picnic tables, trash, toilet, parking, interpretive signing and security.