Interagency Senior Pass

Cost: $10.00 Lifetime (This price is valid until August 27th, 2017)

Senior Pass


  • Honored nationwide at Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Fish and Wildlife Service sites charging entrance or standard amenity fees.
  • Valid for pass holder's lifetime.
  • Admits passholder and any accompanying passengers in a private, non-commercial vehicle. 
  • At per-person fee areas, admist pass holder and up to 3 persons. Persons 15 and younger are admitted free of charge. 
  • Recieves 50% discount of some expanded amentiy fees like campgrounds (does not include hookups for water/sewer/electricity), highly developed boat launches and swimming sites, and for specialized interpretive services. 


  • At staffed sites, show your pass to the booth attendant. 
  • At unstaffed sites, use hangtag to display pass on rear-view mirror. 
  • At per-person sites, present pass upon request.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Must be 62 years of age or older. 
  • Must obtain in person.
  • Must show proof of age, which may be a state driver's license showing birth date, a bith certificate or similar document. 

Other Important Details

  • Non-transferable.
  • Belongs to the signer only, and he/she must be present for the pass to be use. Photo ID may be required.
  • Concessionaires may or may not honor the pass according to terms of their current permit. 
  • Senior Pass holders recieve a 50% discount on some of the expanded amenity fees. 
  • Not valid for special recreation permits.

How to Obtain a Pass and a Hangtag:

We are currently experiencing high volumes of individuals purchasing the lifetime interagency senior passes across the agency. Below are the options for purchasing a Senior pass before August 27th, 2017.

IN PERSON: The Milwaukee, WI. office, located at 626 E. Wisconsin Ave,  is currently sold out of National Park Passes. HOWEVER, you may still come into our office and purchase a pass for $10.00.  At this time, you will be offered two choices:

  • Purchase a pass now in the office for $10.00 and recieve a voucher to pick up later.  If you choose this option, you may only redeem your voucher at our office. Vouchers are not valid at any other pass location. 
  • Purchase a pass in the office for $10.00 and recieve your pass via mail. If you choose this option, we cannot be sure when you will recieve your pass in the mail. It is our hope that all passes will be recieved by the end of September.

Please be aware that "in-person" purchasing options may result in longer than normal wait times. We thank you for your patience. 

ONLINE: The USGS is also experiencing a heavy backlog, and the processing time is currently 12 weeks. As long as the pass is purchased prior to August 27th, 2017, it will be processed at the $10.00 rate. Keep in mind that online orders are assessed a $10.00 administrative fee. The pass will cost a total of $20.00 if you choose this method. You can order your pass online by clicking HERE.  

MAIL: If you decide to mail in a paper application, it will need to be postmarked prior to August 27th, 2017 in order for the $10.00 rate to be honored. Paper applications are also facing a 12 week processing time and also require a $10.00 processing fee. If you choose this option, the total cost will be $20.00. You can download a paper application HERE. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully in order to ensure your application is processed. 

PLEASE NOTE: Our forest offices are also experiencing high volumes of pass sales. Please contact your local office prior to arriving to purchase a pass.