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National Parks Passes

Costing only $50, the National Parks Pass offers unlimited access to the country's 379 national parks for one full year.

The pass is a great value for many vacationeers who will be visiting more than one national park this year. Better still, more than 80% of the proceeds from the sales of National Parks Passes go directly into supporting priority projects in national parks. The Pass is good only for entrance into America's national parks, and does not cover other expenses such as camping, parking, tours and concessions.

For an additional $15, a Golden Eagle hologram may be purchased and affixed to a National Parks Pass to cover entrance fees at not only national parks, but also at sites managed by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U. S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management. The Golden Eagle holograms are available at fee stations for all these agencies. The Golden Eagle hologram is valid until the expiration of the National Parks Pass to which it is affixed.

Golden Age Passports are available for a one-time fee of $10, for American senior citizens age 62 and older. In addition, a free lifetime Golden Access Passport is available for American citizens who are blind or permanently disabled. The Golden Access Passport covers entrance fees and also provides a 50% discount on federal use fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, parking, boat launching, and tours. The Passport is nontransferable and does not cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners. Both the Golden Age and the Golden Access Passports must be obtained in person at a federal area where an entrance fee is charged.

How to buy the $50 National Park pass?

On the Internet, go to www.nationalparks.org

Or, call toll-free at 888-467-2757.

The Pass may also be purchased at any National Park where an entry fee is charged.

Also, the pass may be obtained by sending a $53.95 check or money order payable to the National Park Service to this mailing address:

National Parks Pass,
27540 Avenue Mentry,
Valencia, CA 91355.

National Parks Phone Reservations System

The reservations center processes reservations for campsites at national parks, seashores, and recreation areas, such as, Grand Canyon National Park (AZ), Cape Hatteras National Seashore (NC), and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (CA). Also, reservations will be available for tours at Mammoth Cave National Park (KY), Carlsbad Caverns National Park (NM), and the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (Wash., DC).
For Yosemite National Park
1-800-436-CAMP (7275)

For Grand Canyon and most other parkss
1-800-365-CAMP (2267)

For tour reservations at:
Carlsbad Caverns N.P.
Mammoth Cave N.P.
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
1-800-967-CAVE (1283)