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Entrance Fees

WhoopingCrane2_512x219Paying the entrance fee or purchasing your federal passes at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge directly benefits the refuge. All proceeds are used to maintain and improve the visitor services program, directly benefiting you - the visitor!

General Entrance Fees
18 years and under, entrance is free
$3 – one adult in a vehicle
$5 – two or more adults in a vehicle
$25 – commercial vehicle (van or bus) with up to 20 people
$50 – commercial vehicle with 21 or more people

Entrance is free to the Aransas Refuge with the following passports, which can be purchased at the visitor center.

Aransas Annual Pass – $15
Entrance to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Good for one year from the date purchased.

Federal Duck Stamp – $15
Permits entrance to all National Wildlife Refuges that charge an entrance fee. Valid July 1 – June 30.

Annual Pass – $80
Annual entrance pass to National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, National Forests, and Bureau of Land Management sites that charge entrance fees. Available to the general public.

Annual Pass for Active Military – Free
Annual entrance pass to National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, National Forests, and Bureau of Land Management sites that charge entrance fees. Available to active military members with proper identification.

Senior Pass – $10
Lifetime entrance pass to National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, National Forests, and Bureau of Land Management sites that charge entrance fees. Available to citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. that are age 62 or older.

Access Pass – No fee
Lifetime entrance pass to National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, National Forests, and Bureau of Land Management sites that charge entrance fees. No fee. Available to citizens of the U.S. that are legally blind or permanently disabled. Must show proof of permanent disability to purchase.
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Last Updated: Mar 20, 2013
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