Recreation Passes & Permits

Annual 4th Grade PassEvery Kid Outdoors pass

Cost: Free (valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year though the following summer (September-August)

Available for: U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) with a valid Every Kid Outdoors paper pass

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Additional Details about the Annual 4th Grade Pass (USGS website)

National Passes

There are five types of America the Beautiful Interagency Passes that are honored nationwide at Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees. All types of passes admit the pass holder and any accompanying passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle. At per-person fee areas, all passes admit holders and up to 3 persons. Persons 15 and younger are admitted free of charge.

Most of the recreation sites on the Carson National Forest where fees are charged are managed by concessionaires. It is possible that concessionaires may not be able to accept all types of interagency passes. 

National Parks Annual Pass 2018Annual Pass

Available to anyone. It is valid for 12 months from the month of purchase. Cost is $80.


Senior Lifetime PassSenior Pass 

Available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents 62 years of age or older. The current price is $80 for a Lifetime Senior Pass and $20 for a new Annual Senior Pass.


Access Interagency PassAccess Pass 

 Available free of charge to U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a medical determination and documentation of blindness or permanent disability. This pass is valid for pass holder's lifetime.


Volunteer PassVolunteer Pass

Available free of charge to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who individually accrue 250 volunteer hours. It is valid for 12 months from the month of issue.


Military PassMilitary Passs

The annual pass is available free of charge to any active duty U.S. military member and their dependents. The lifetime pass is available to Gold Star Families and U.S. Military Veterans.


For more information on the America the Beautiful Pass Program please visit the Forest Service Recreation Fees and Passes page