Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
Must have a medical determination and documentation of blindness or permanent disability.
- 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 sites, 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.
- Generally applies to:
- Single family campsites
- Highly developed boat launches or swimming sites
- Guided tours, movies and seminars (pass holder only)
- Does not apply to:
- Additional campsites not occupied by pass holder
- Flat fee for a group campsite
- Separate fee for utility hookups
- 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.
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 wherever you purchase a pass.
At per-person sites, present pass upon request.
Must submit one of the following documents in person:
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.
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:
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.
If the person receiving the pass is unable to sign, a parent or guardian may sign the pass holder’s name for him/her.
Concessionaires may or may not honor this pass, according to the terms of their current permit.
Holders receive a 50% discount on some expanded amenity fees.
Decals may be issued free for open topped vehicles at unstaffed sites. Decals are only valid when the owner has an accompanying valid pass.
Are not valid for any special recreation permits.
How to Obtain a Pass and Hangtag:
Available online at http://store.usgs.gov or at most national forest or grassland offices. Passes issued through USGS have a $10 processing fee.