Entrance Fees

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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!


Please note that we can currently only accept payment in the form of cash or a check. 

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:

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. 

America the Beautiful 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.

America the Beautiful Annual Pass for Active Duty Military – No fee
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.

America the Beautiful 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.

America the Beautiful 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.

America the Beautiful 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 permanently disabled. 

Every Kid Outdoors 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: everykidoutdoors.gov

Free entry for all Veterans of the US Armed Forces (including National Guard and Reserves), Gold Star Families, and 5th Graders

For more information about the America the Beautiful Passes, please visit the USGS store

(Note: The Federal Duck Stamp is available for purchase in the Nature Store (limited hours), and credit cards can be used for payment there.) There is not an ATM available on the refuge. 

Fee Free Days 2021 - No fee on the following days
January 18, 2021 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

February 15, 2021 (Presidents' Day)

August 4, 2021 (Great American Outdoors Act)

September 25, 2021 (National Public Lands Day)

October 10, 2021 (First Sunday of National Wildlife Refuge Week)

November 11, 2021 (Veteran's Day)