Although Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge does not charge an entrance or program fees, many federal lands such as National Parks or other Refuges do charge a use fee.
There are several different passes which cover the entrance and some standard amenity fees to federal recreational lands for five different agencies; US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation.
Valid for one full year from month of purchase (through last day of that month). Allows pass owner and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle to enter Federally operated recreation sites across the country. Covers the pass owner and three (3) accompanying adults age 16 and older at sites where per person entrance fees are charged.
Formerly the Golden Eagle Pass, this is a $10.00 lifetime pass that provides access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident 62 years or older. (You must have turned 62 before you can buy the pass).
The Access Pass is a lifetime pass that may be issued to U.S. citizens or permanent residents of any age that have been medically determined to have a permanent disability that severely limits one or more major life activities.
NOTE: Stone Lakes NWR does not sell these passes. Please visit the USGS - America the Beautiful website for more information on how to purchase a pass. Recreation Fees vary widely across the thousands of Federal Recreation sites. Please contact specific sites directly for information on what is or is not covered by the passes.