Interagency Access Pass

Cost: Free, Lifetime

Interagency Access Pass


  • Honored nationwide at all 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 the pass holder's lifetime.
  • Admits one 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 years old and younger are admitted free.
  • Receives a 50% discount on some expanded amenity 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 from 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 have a medical determination and documentation of blindness or permanent disability. 
  • Must obtain in person.

Must submit one of the following documents:

  1. A statement signed by a licensed physician attesting that the applicant has a permanent physical, mental or sensory impairment that severely limits one of more major life activity. 
  2. 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 or Supplemental Social Security Income due to a disability. 
  3. A document issue by a state agency, such as the vocational rehabilitation agency which attests that the applicant has been medically determined permanent disability. Showing a state motor vehicle department disability sticker, license plate, or hang tag is not acceptable documentation. 

Other Important Details

  • Non-transferable.
  • This pass belongs to the signer only and he/she must be present for the pass to be used. Photo ID may be required. 
  • Concessionaires may or may not honor the pass according to the terms of their current permit. 
  • Interagency Access Pass holders receive a 50% discount on some expanded amenity fees. 
  • Interagency Access Passes are NOT valid for special recreation permits. 

How to Obtain a Pass and a Hangtag

This pass must be obtained in a person. Most National Forest and Grassland Offices have passes available.