Federal Recreation Passes
There is no entrance fee or parking permit required to visit the refuge.
Staff and volunteers are issuing passes Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 4 pm at Refuge Headquarters. Refuge Headquarters is closed on federal holidays. We are experiencing staff shortages, so we recommend that you call ahead to ensure that the office is open. Occasionally, we experience short closures.
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 Senior Annual, Annual, Access, Senior Lifetime, Military Annual or Military 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.
Learn more about the passes available:
- Senior Lifetime Pass ($80)
- Senior Annual Pass ($20)
- America the Beautiful Annual Pass ($80)
- Military Lifetime Pass (Free to veterans. Free to Gold Star families, with completed online voucher)
- Military Annual Pass (Free to active military and their dependents)
- Access Pass (Free to individuals with permanent disabilities)
- Every Kid Outdoors Pass (Free for 4th graders, with completed online voucher)
How can I pay for passes?
We can accept only cash or check for passes. Unfortunately, we cannot accept credit card payment.
Making a long trip out to the refuge?
We are experiencing staff shortages, so we recommend that you call ahead to ensure that the office is open. Occasionally, we experience short closures.
Will I get my pass right away?
Yes, you will leave with your pass.
Can I buy or get a pass for my parent, child or friend?
The majority of passes have an eligibility requirement. When you get your pass in-person, the eligible individual physically needs to be present. Because of that, only the annual pass can be gifted.