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Explore US National Parks with an Annual Entrance Pass

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Fri, Sep 02, 2016 @ 08:09 AM

National Park and Federal Recreation Land PassDid you know the U.S. government offers money-saving annual passes that give you access to over 2000 federal recreational areas?

A National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass can be a wonderful way to enhance your RV lifestyle. An annual pass covers your entrance fees for 12 months at national parks, wildlife refuges, forests and grasslands.

Anyone who is at least 16 years old can buy a pass. Children younger than 16 are admitted free.

A pass usually covers entrance and standard amenity fees for the driver of a RV and all passengers; if it’s a per-person site, the pass pays for up to four adults. Just to be clear, the pass doesn’t cover Expanded Amenity fees, such as camping and parking.

You can buy an annual pass for $80:


Passes for Seniors, Military, and Disabled 


Seniors (U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or older) can purchase a lifetime pass for only $10. That’s a fantastic deal. The pass can provide you with a 50 percent discount on amenity fees, such as camping. Purchase your pass at a participating federal recreation site or through the mail. (The mail option costs an additional $10.) 


Are you a U.S. military member (or a dependent)? You qualify for a free annual pass. Visit the USGS site for details


If you have a permanent disability, you can get a free lifetime pass providing you meet certain guidelines

Go to the USGS site to discover more benefits about having a National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. 

Our nation’s beautiful, diverse federal recreation areas provide an ideal way to enjoy the RV lifestyle. Download our Fantastic RV Destinations Across the U.S. e-book for even more ideas of great RV vacation destinations.

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