How to Get a National Parks Pass for Free!

Every year tourists around the world visit a National Park in the United States.

Visiting a National Park does come at a price.

What is a National Parks Pass?

National Park passes are called America the Beautiful Passes. These are passes that grant the holder free admission to any National Park for a year.

A National Parks Pass covers the pass owner and three (3) accompanying adults age 16+. No entry fee is charged for children 15 and under.

How Much is a National Parks Pass?

Annual America the Beautiful Passes costs $80 for the year. There are senior passes available for people who are 62+ years old. Senior passes cost $20 for an annual (one year) pass or $80 for a lifetime pass.

Who Can Get a Free National Parks Pass?

If you have a 4th grader in your family, you’re eligible to enter National Parks for free with an Every Kid Outdoors Pass. You apply for the pass online, print your unique barcode pass, and present it for free entry to National Parks.

U.S. Military

If you’re a current U.S. military member (and/or dependent) in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard (including Reserve and National Guard members) you’re eligible for a free National Parks Pass. A Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID will be used for issuing the pass.