There is no entrance fee or parking permit required to visit the refuge.
Staff and volunteers are issuing passes on Thursdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bloomington Education and Visitor Center (3815 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425).
For fee-based passes, we can only accept cash or check payment. We cannot accept credit card payment.
Some passes are available for purchase online. To purchase a 2022 Senior Annual, 2022 Annual, Military Annual Access or Senior Lifetime Pass, visit the U.S. Geological Survey Online Store. You can find more information about these passes and fee areas, order online or plan your trip to federal public lands at Recreation.gov.
- Senior Lifetime Pass ($80)
- Senior Annual Pass ($20)
- America the Beautiful Annual Pass ($80)
- Military Lifetime Pass (Free to veterans. Free for Gold Star Families, with completed online voucher)*
- Military Annual Pass (Free to active military, veterans and Gold Star Families)
- Access Pass (Free, with conditions)
- Every Kid in a Park Pass (Free for 4th graders, with completed online voucher)
*As of 11/25/2022, Military Lifetime Passes are out of stock at our location. Passes have been ordered and this page will be updated when they are back in stock in the next 1-2 weeks.
NOTE: Per regulations, passes may not be given as a gift and must be signed at the time of purchase, except for the America the Beautiful Annual Pass. Picture identification will be required at the time of purchase, and some passes require additional documentation.