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FEDERAL RECREATION PASSPORTS

Golden Eagle PassGolden Age PassGolden Access Pass National Park Pass

Golden Eagle Passport
($65.00/year)

The Golden Eagle Passport is an entrance pass to those national parks, monuments, historic sites, recreation areas, and national wildlife refuges that charge a Land and Water Conservation Fund Act (LWCFA) entrance fee.

The Golden Eagle Passport admits the pass holder and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle. Where entry is not by private vehicle, the passport admists the pass holder, spouse, children, and parents.

The Golden Eagle Passport does not cover or reduce use fees, such as fees for camping, swimming, parking, boat launching, or cave tours. It is valid for entrance fees only.

The Golden Eagle Passport is good for a 12-month period starting with the date of purchase and ending the last day of the purchase month one year later. It permits unlimited entries to all federal LWCFA entrance fee areas.

Those who plan several visits to areas that charge LWCFA entrance fees may save money by buying the Golden Eage Passport rather than paying single visit entrance fees.

Although it is not replaceable, refundable, or transferable, the Golden Eagle Passport may be purchased as a gift. It must be validated by the signature of the holder.

How Do I Get One?
Golden Eagle Passports may be purchased at either the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Vistor Center or at any federal area where a LWCFA entrance fee is charged for $65.00 or at a federal office where the passport is available. They are available at all Bridger-Teton National Forest offices. You may also purchase a pass by mail. Send a $65.00 check or money order, payable to USDA Forest Service, to:

    Bridger-Teton Nat. Forest
    Golden Eagle Passport
    P.O. Box 1888
    Jackson, WY 83001

Golden Age Passport
(for persons 62 and older)

The Golden Age Passport is a lifetime entrance pass to those national parks, monuments, historic sites, recreation areas, and national wildlife reguges that charge a LWCFA entrance fee.

The Golden Age Passport admits the pass holder and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle. Where entry is not by private vehicle, the passport admists the pass holder, spouse, children, and parents.

The Golden Age Passport also provides a 50% discount on federal LWCFA use fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, parking, boat launching, and tours. In some cases where use fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50% price reduction. It does not cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners. Forest Service campground concession operators do provide the 50% discount for National Forst campgrounds.

How Do I Get One?
A Golden Age Passport must be obtained in person at either the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center or at any federal area where a LWCFA entrance fee is charged, or from a federal office where the passports are available. They are available at all Bridger-Teton National Forest offices. There is a one-time $10.00 processing charge to obtain the Golden Age Passport. It is available only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are 62 years of age or older. You must show proof of age, such as a state driver's license, birth certificate, or similar document.

Golden Access Passport
(for persons who are blind or permanently disabled)

The Golden Access Passport is a lifetime entrance pass to those national parks, monuments, historic sites, recreation areas, and national wildlife refuges that charge a LWCFA entrance fee.

The Golden Access Passport admits the pass holder and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle. Where entry is not by private vehicle, the passport admists the pass holder, spouse, children, and parents.

The Golden Access Passport also provides a 50% discount on federal LWCFA use fees harged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, parking, boat launching, and tours. It does not cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners. It does cover a 50% discount in National Forest campgrounds operated by concessioners.

How Do I Get One?
A Golden Access Passport must be obtained in person at the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center or at any federal area where a LWCFA fee is charged, or at a federal office where the passport is available. They are available at all Bridger-Teton National Forest offices. It is available only to citizens or permanent residents of the United States who are medically determined to be blind or permanently disabled. You may obtain a Golden Access Passport by showing proof of medically determined permanent disability or eligibility for receiving benefits under federal law.

National Parks Pass
($50.00)

The National Parks Pass is an entrance pass to national parks that charge entrance fees.

The National Parks Pass admits the pass holder and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle. Where entry is not by private vehicle, the passport admists the pass holder, spouse, children, and parents.

The National Parks Pass does not cover or reduce use fees, such as fees for camping, swimming, parking, boat launching, or cave tours. It is valid for entrance fees only.

The National Parks Pass is good for a 12-month period starting with the date of purchase and ending the last day of the purchase month one year later. It permits unlimited entries to all national park entrance fee areas.

Although it is not replaceable, refundable, or transferable, the National Parks Pass may be purchased as a gift. It must be validated by the signature of the holder.

How Do I Get One?
National Parks Pass must be obtained in person at either the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center or most national parks. They can be obtained online at www.nps.gov or call 1-800 GO-PARKS. Purchase includes a national parks "Pop-Out" map, a Proud Partner vehicle decal and a free GoParks Newsletter subscription offer.

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Document URL: http://www.fs.fed.us/jhgyvc/passport.htm
Last updated: August 20, 2001
Expiration Date: None