There are no passes required for Rainwater Basin Wetland Management Districts' 61 WPAs. However, there are a series of passes that cover the entrance and standard amenity fees charged for using other federal recreational lands – including national wildlife refuges.
Existing Golden Eagle Passports and National Parks Passes with an expiration date will be honored until they expire. Paper versions of the Golden Age or Golden Access Passports should be exchanged for the new Senior or Access passes. However, plastic Golden Age or Access passes are valid for the pass holder's lifetime and do not need to be exchanged.
The Senior and Access passes are good for the lifetime of the holder and make available (to the pass holder only) 50 percent discounts on some expanded amenity fees.
For the first time, decals and hangtags are available: decals for those who park open-topped vehicles (like Jeeps) or motorcycles at unstaffed federal recreation sites, and hangtags for those who anticipate parking closed vehicles at unmanned facilities.
Please visit the National Wildlife Refuge System Web site for more information about passes.
Passes are sold in Nebraska at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument - 308-668-2211; Homestead National Monument of America - 402-223-3514; Nebraska National Forest-Bessey District - 308-533-2257; Nebraska National Forest-Main Office - 308-432-0300; Nebraska National Forest-Pine Ridge District - 308-432-4475; and Scotts Bluff National Monument - 308-436-9700.