Recreation Passes & Permits

 

Annual Pass 

Cost: $80 Annual Pass

Benefits

  • 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 purchase. Expires the last day of the month punched.
  • The Interagency Annual Pass has two signature lines and any two individuals may sign the pass. 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.
  • Frequent visitors of multiple federal agency lands may save money by buying an Interagency Annual Pass.

Validation

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

Display

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.

Other Important Details

Anyone can purchase an Interagency Annual Pass.

Interagency Annual Passes are nontransferable. Two people can sign and use each Interagency Annual 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 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.

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

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

 

 

Interagency Senior Pass

Lifetime and Annual senior passes

Cost: $80 Lifetime Pass/ $20 Annual Pass

Benefits

  • 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 pass holder's lifetime.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Display

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

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 birth certificate, or similar document.

Other Important Details

Interagency Senior Passes are nontransferable.

The Interagency Senior Pass belongs to the signer only and must be present for the pass to be used. Photo identification may be requested to verify pass ownership.

Concessionaires will honor the Interagency Senior Pass according to the terms of their current permit.

Interagency Senior Pass holders receive a 50% discount on some expanded amenity fees.

Interagency Senior Passes are NOT valid for any special recreation permits.

 

Interagency Access Pass

[IMAGE: Interagency Access Pass]

Cost: Free Lifetime Pass

Benefits

  • 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 pass holder's lifetime.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Display

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

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 on 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 or more major life activity, and stating the nature of the impairment.
  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 (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) due to disability.
  3. A document issued by a state agency, such as the vocational rehabilitation agency, which attests that the applicant has been medically determined to be eligible to receive that agencies benefits or services as a result of medically determined permanent disability. Showing a state motor vehicle department disability sticker, license plate, or hang tag is not acceptable documentation.

Other Important Details

Interagency Access Passes are nontransferable.

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

Concessionaires will honor the Interagency Access 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 any special recreation permits.

Fourth Grade Pass

Every Kid in a Park Pass

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

 



https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/ouachita/passes-permits/recreation