America the Beautiful – the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass
Through the years military members have found inspiration in America’s patriotic icons and majestic landscapes, the places that symbolize the nation that their sacrifices protect. We owe
a debt to those who sacrifice so much to protect our country.
To thank active duty members of the U.S. Military and their dependents we are offering a free annual pass to more than 2,000 sites across the nation. The military version of the America the Beautiful – the National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Annual Pass will permit free access to national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and other Federal public lands. A visit to a national park, forest, or wildlife refuge provides an opportunity to bond with loved ones, unwind, relax, heal, rejuvenate, and just have fun.
- Free Annual Pass
- Available to active duty military personnel and dependents with proper identification (CAC Card or DD Form 1173).
- Obtain in person at Federal recreation sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees.
- Covers entrance to Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service sites that charge Entrance Fees, and Standard Amenity Fees at Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation sites.
- Admits the pass owners and any accompanying passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas, or
the pass owner and up to 3 additional adults at sites that charge per person.