Entrance Fees

Refuge sign / © Todd Weston, USFWS

Paying the entrance fee or purchasing your federal passes at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge directly benefits the refuge. All proceeds are used to maintain and improve the visitor services program, directly benefiting you - the visitor!


Daily Entrance Fee -- $5
Single private, non-commercial vehicle rate (including pedestrian and bicycles)

Daily Entrance Fee for Single Commercial Vehicle -- $50
Fifteen passenger van or tour bus 

 


 
 

Entrance is free: 
to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge with the following passports, which can be purchased at the visitor center. 


Bosque Del Apache Annual Pass – $15
Annual entrance pass to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Good for one year from the month purchased. Available to the general public. 

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

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 Duty 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 duty military members with proper identification.

Senior Pass - Annual – $20
Annual 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.

Senior Pass - Lifetime – $80
Annual 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.

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.

4th Grade Pass - No fee
Permits entrance to National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, National Forests, and Bureau of Land Management sites that charge entrance fees. Available to 4th graders with valid voucher. Learn more and obtain voucher: https://www.everykidinapark.gov/  

 

For more information about the America the Beautiful Passes, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm

 

*Please note that we can currently only accept cash and check as payment for passes. (Exception: The Federal Duck Stamp is available for purchase in the Nature Store, and credit cards can be used for payment there.) There is not an ATM available on the refuge.