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Entrance Fees

Alligator_512x219Paying the entrance fee or purchasing your federal passes at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge directly benefits the refuge.  All the proceeds are used to maintain and improve the visitor services program, directly benefiting you - the visitor. 

Entrance fees are charged whether visitors are walking, driving or bicycling on the refuge. All vehicles must display a valid daily entrance pass.

The first Sunday of every month is FREE! However, all visitors are still asked to check in.

The refuge is open to visitors daily from sunrise - sunset.  When the visitor center is closed, visitors must use the self-pay kiosk located outside the visitor center front doors.

The refuge can only accept CASH or CHECk for entrance or tour fees.


Daily Permits
General Visitors - $3 per vehicle
Commercial Groups (ie. tour companies and guides) - $25 per vehicle/visit or $100/year - a Special Use Permit is required in advance (see our Permits page)
School Groups and Boy or Girl Scout Troops– Free (includes all accompanying teachers, aides, and parents)

America the Beautiful Federal Interagency Passes
Entrance is free to the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge with the following passes, which can be purchased at the visitor center.

Laguna Atascosa and Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuges Annual Pass – $10
Entrance to Laguna Atascosa and Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuges. Good for one year from the date purchased. 

4th Grade Pass - FREE

Go to www.everykidinapark.gov and complete the activity.  Print your voucher and bring it to receive your free pass.  Valid September 1 - August 31.

Federal Duck Stamp – $25
Permits entrance to all National Wildlife Refuges that charge an entrance fee. Valid July 1 – June 30.

Federal 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 and dependents with proper identification.

Federal 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.

Federal 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.

Note: All daily, annual, and lifetime permits are available for purchase at the visitor center. When the visitor center is closed, use fee envelopes and fee depository provided in front of the center.

 

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Last Updated: May 22, 2016
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