Entrance Fee and Passes

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All revenues from entrance fees will be used to support recreation related expenses including: brochures, signage, facilities enhancement, trail/road maintenance, restoration associated with wildlife-dependent recreation and public safety.

  • Daily Fee

    The daily entrance fee to the Refuge is $3.00 per non-commercial vehicle 

    OR $3 per four adults on foot

    Youth 15 and under are always free 

    Cash and check only - No debit/credit cards. Please bring exact change.

  • Refuge Annual Pass

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    Cost: $15

    Good For: Entrance to the public areas of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

    Admits: Pass holder and up to three additional adults OR the passengers of a non-commercial vehicle. Youth 15 and under are free.

    Dates Valid: One year from date purchased

    Ways to obtain a Refuge Annual Pass:

    1) Purchase directly from the Refuge office at the Carty Unit, during regular business hours with $15 cash, check, or money order. Credit cards are not accepted at this time.  For directions see our Plan Your Visit page.  

    *Due to limited staff you are encouraged to call in advance to ensure the office is open.  Office phone: (360)887-4106

    2) Mail a check or money order for $15.00, payable to "U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service" to P.O. Box 457, Ridgefield, WA, 98642.  Please include the name you would like the pass to be written out to and a phone number for us to contact you in the event of a question. Passes will be mailed to the address on the check, unless otherwise noted. All efforts will be made to process requests and mail passes within 10 working days

    3) Place $15.00 cash, check, or money order into a fee envelope. Please make check payable to the "U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service."  Include in the fee envelope a note identifying the name of the individual to be named on the pass, a mailing address for the pass, and a phone number to contact in the event of a question. Please retain the envelope stub as proof of payment. Deposit the fee envelope into the fee collection vault at either the Carty or River 'S' Unit. All efforts will be made to process requests and mail passes within 10 working days.

  • Federal Duck Stamp

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    Cost: $25

    Good For: All National Wildlife Refuges that charge an entrance fee

    Admits: Stamp holder and up to three additional adults OR the passengers of a non-commercial vehicle. Youth 15 and under are free.

    Dates Valid: July 1st through June 30th

    Ways to obtain a Duck Stamp:

    1) Purchase directly from the Refuge office at the Carty Unit, during regular business hours with $25 cash, check, or money order. Credit cards are not accepted at this time. For directions see our Plan Your Visit page.

    *Due to limited staff you are encouraged to call in advance to ensure the office is open. Office phone: (360)887-4106 

    2) May be purchased for $25 at a United States Post Office

  • Federal Interagency Annual Pass

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    Cost: $80

    Good For: Admission to all National Wildlife Refuges, National Parks, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation fee sites. 

    Admits: Pass holder and up to three additional adults OR the passengers of a non-commercial vehicle. Youth 15 and under are free.

    Dates Valid: One year from month of purchase. Admits the pass holder and up to three additional persons 16 or older. (Persons 15 and younger are admitted free of charge) Cost is $80.

    Ways to get a Federal Interagency Annual Pass:

    1) Purchase directly from the Refuge office at the Carty Unit, during regular business hours with $80 cash, check, or money order. Credit cards are not accepted at this time. For directions see our Plan Your Visit page.

    *Due to limited staff you are encouraged to call in advance to ensure the office is open. Refuge Office: (360)887-4106 

  • Federal Interagency Senior Pass

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    Cost: $20/year or  $80/life 

    (save your $20 annual pass from 4 years of purchasing one and trade them all in for a lifetime pass at no additional cost. Note: all 4 cards must be presented)

    Good For: Admission to all National Wildlife Refuges, National Parks, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation fee sites. It also provides a 50% discount on some federal recreation use fees. 

    Admits: Only available for purchase to citizens or permanent residents or the United States that are 62 or older. Admits pass holder and up to three additional adults OR the passengers of a non-commercial vehicle. Youth 15 and under are free.

    Dates Valid: Annual or Lifetime


    Ways to get a Federal Interagency Senior Pass: 

    1) Purchase directly from the Refuge office at the Carty Unit, during regular business hours with $10 cash, check, or money order and proof of age. Credit cards are not accepted at this time. For directions see our Plan Your Visit page.

    *Due to limited staff you are encouraged to call in advance to ensure the office is open. Refuge Office: (360)887-4106

  • Federal Interagency Access Pass

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    Cost: Free

    Good For: Admission to all National Wildlife Refuges, National Parks, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation fee sites. It also provides a 50% discount on some federal recreation use fees.

     
    Admits:  Only available to citizens or permanent residents or the United States that are legally blind or permanently disabled. Admits pass holder and up to three additional adults OR the passengers of a non-commercial vehicle. Youth 15 and under are free.

    Dates Valid: Lifetime. 

    Ways to get a Federal Ineragency Access Pass: 

    1) 1) Purchase directly from the Refuge office at the Carty Unit, during regular business hours. For directions see our Plan Your Visit page.

    *Due to limited staff you are encouraged to call in advance to ensure the office is open. Refuge Office: (360)887-4106

  • Federal Interagency Millitary Pass

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    Cost: Free

    Good For: All National Wildlife Refuges, National Parks, US Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management sites that charge an entrance fee and is for active military personnel and their dependents.

    Admits: Only available to active duty military personnel and their dependents.  Admits pass holder and up to three additional persons 16 or older. (Persons 15 and younger are admitted free of charge)

    Dates Valid: One year from month of issue. 

    How to get one?

    1) Obtain directly from the Refuge office at the Carty Unit, during regular business hours. Active military must present a Department of Defense ID (CAC Card). Dependents must present a Department of Defense ID (DD Form 1173). For directions see our Plan Your Visit page. 

    *Due to limited staff you are encouraged to call in advance to ensure the office is open. Refuge Office: (360)887-4106

     


     


  • Federal Interagency Volunteer Pass

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    Cost: Free with 250 documented hours of volunteer time with participating Federal agencies

    Good For: Admission to all National Wildlife Refuges, National Parks, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation fee sites.

    Admits: Pass holder and up to three additional adults OR the passengers of a non-commercial vehicle. Youth 15 and under are free.

    Dates Valid: One year from month of issue.  

    Ways to get a Federal Interagency Volunteer Pass: 

    1) Accrue 250 volunteers hours since January 1, 2007 and apply at the participating Federal agency you have volunteered at.