Updated: Apr 14, 2021
Did you know if you have a permanent #disability you can have #free lifetime #access to over 2,000 National #Parks & Federal #Recreation Land sites? Yes, you read right…FREE LIFETIME ACCESS…Have you ever heard of the National Park Access Pass?
The Access Pass is part of the #America The Beautiful National Parks & Federal Lands Pass Series. It’s a free lifetime pass for US citizens or permanent residents that have been medically determined to have a permanent disability.
What documentation do you need? In order to obtain the Access Pass, you must provide a copy of your ID like your drivers license, passport, state issued ID, and also documentation that proves you have a permanent disability which could be a statement by a licensed physician, document from Veteran’s Administration, Social Security Disability Income, SSI or other documents issued by a state agency.
So how do you get it? The pass can be obtained in person at a federal recreation site, but be aware The Access Pass is not available at all national parks. Check in advance to see if the Access Pass is available at these locations https://store.usgs.gov/s3fs-public/PassIssuanceList.pdf
Another way to obtain the Access Pass is by mail using an application form, but if you do the application in the mail, there is a $10 fee for processing the application. To apply for the Access Pass by mail visit https://store.usgs.gov/access-pass
Where can you use it? The Forest Service, the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, USACE, and Bureau of Reclamation honor the Access Pass at sites where Entrance or Standard Amenity Fees (Day use fees) are charged. To learn more about the access pass visit https://www.nps.gov/subjects/accessibility/access-pass.htm
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