Your fee dollars help us provide a memorable visitor experience. They fund lifeguard and safety services, beach parking and trail maintenance. This money also goes towards interpretative programs and activities, as well as visitor facility improvements. We greatly appreciate your support.

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge also sells and issues passes for the America the Beautiful Federal Recreation Lands Pass Program and the Federal Duck Stamp. Details about all entrance fees and passes are found below

Cash or check are required for pass sales. Credit card sales are not available. Entrance fees are required from April 1 - October 31. During this time passes are available at the Fee Booth, located at the entrance to the wildlife refuge, from Wednesday - Sunday 8:00am - 3:30pm. From November 1 - March 31 please contact the refuge at (757)301-7329 ext.3106 to set up an appointment. 

Pass Options

Hikers and Bikers FREE

Back Bay NWR Vehicle Daily Entrance Pass

$5.00

Back Bay NWR Annual Pass

Valid for one year from date of purchase

$20.00

Federal Duck Stamp

Valid for one year, July 1 to June 30, at all National Wildlife Refuges

$25.00

America the Beautiful Annual Pass

Valid for one year from date of purchase

$80.00

America the Beautiful Military Annual Pass

Valid for one year from date of purchase

Issued to active service members and their dependents, retired service members, veterans, Gold Star families

FREE

America the Beautiful Senior Lifetime Pass

U.S. citizens or residents 62 yrs. or older

$80.00

America the Beautiful Senior Annual Pass

U.S. citizens or residents 62 yrs. or older

Valid one year from date of purchase; may be collected over multiple years to cover cost of Lifetime pass

$20.00

America the Beautiful Access Pass (Lifetime)

Permanently disabled U.S. citizens or residents

FREE

Every Kid Outdoors Pass

U.S. 4th graders; Valid at federal recreation sites for one year, September 1 to August 31

FREE

Commercial Vehicles - Daily Pass

20 people or less

More than 20 people

 

$25.00

$30.00