We told you all about the fee-free days at our national parks a few months ago, but if you are active military, it gets even better. You can get in FREE all year long with the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass.
That’s normally an $80 pass and provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other Federal lands-more than 2,000 in all.
The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is offered free to all active duty military members and their dependents. Here’s the nitty gritty:
Available to U.S. military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and also, Reserve and National Guard members.
It can be obtained in person at a Federal recreation site by showing a Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173).
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 additional 3 adults at sites that charge per person.
*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.