Recreation Passes & Permits

What are the new interagency passes and how much do they cost?


Interagency Annual Pass $80.00

The new Interagency Annual Pass replaces the Golden Eagle Passport. This pass covers Standard Amenity Fees like entrance fees to the National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges and day-use fees charged at National Forests and Bureau of Land Management sites and areas. The pass is good for one year from the month of purchase.

Interagency Senior Pass $80.00

The new Interagency Senior Pass replaces the Golden Age Passport. It covers Standard Amenity Fees. The new Senior Pass is a lifetime pass available to citizens and permanent residents who are 62 years of age and older. Proof of Age is required. This pass must be applied for in-person at any Forest Service office.

Lifetime Access Pass *Free*

The new Interagency Access Pass replaces the Golden Access Passport. It covers Standard Amenity Fees.The new Access Pass is a lifetime pass available free-of-charge to persons who are permanently disabled. This pass must be applied for in-person at any Forest Service office.

Some specific recreation areas may have unique restrictions and fees that may not be covered by the pass. If you have a question pertaining to a location, contact that area for more information.

There are three types of fees that may be charged.

  1. Entrance Fees are charged for entering designated federal recreation areas.
  2. Use Fees are charged for using visitor services such as campgrounds, swimming areas, boat launches, parking, waterfowl blinds, cave tours or specialized interpretive services in designated federal recreation areas.
  3. Special Recreation Permit Fees are charged for specialized uses that require a permit, such as group activities, recreational events and the use of motorized recreational vehicles in designated federal recreation areas.

High Uintas Wilderness Fees

A fee is required for parking in the Mirror Lake Area on the Kamas and Evanston Ranger Districts of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. This includes the following High Uintas Wilderness trailheads: Mirror Lake, Highline, American Fork Canyon and Christmas Meadows. Fees are $6/3-day,$12/7-day, or $45/year. Golden Passports are accepted. Passes are available at the following locations:

  • Beaver Creek Information Booth on UT 150
  • Bear River Visitor Center on UT 150
  • Kamas Ranger District
  • Evanston Ranger District
  • Vendors in Kamas, UT and Evanston, WY
  • Several Self-Serve Pay Stations on UT 150

Revenues from this program are retained by the Forest Service for use in the Mirror Lake Area. For more information about the Mirror Lake Area Fee Program, contact the Kamas or Evanston Ranger Districts.