Disabled Veterans Eligible For Free National Park Service Lifetime Access Pass

Disabled Veterans Eligible For Free National Park Service Lifetime Access Pass

Disabled Veterans Eligible For Free National Park Service Lifetime Access Pass: Veterans, with a service-connected disability rating, can access Federal parks for free with the Lifetime National Parks Access Pass from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

Where Can I Use The Lifetime National Parks Access Pass? The Lifetime National Parks Access Pass is good for entry into 400+ National Parks and over 2,000 recreation sites across the country. The Access Pass admits disabled Veterans and any passengers in their (non-commercial) vehicle at pay-per-vehicle fee areas.

More Information: You can learn more about the Lifetime National Parks Access Pass here.

Who Can Use The Lifetime National Parks Access Pass? The Lifetime National Parks Access Pass admits the registered pass owner plus three additional adults where per-person fees are charged. The Access Pass includes discounts on amenity fees; such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and guided tours.

How Do Veterans Apply? Veterans who have a VA disability rating, (10 percent or higher) are eligible for the Lifetime National Parks Access Pass via:

  1. Disabled Veterans can apply in person at a participating federal recreation site. Veterans present their photo identification (Driver’s license, State ID, Passport) along with documentation proving a permanent disability (VA awards letter, VA ID with service-connected annotation, VA summary of benefits, or receipt of Social Security disability income). The pass is issued at the time of entry.
  2. Second, if applying by mail, send a completed packet and $10 processing fee to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The packet should include:
  • The Access Pass application form
  • Proof of residency
  • VA disability award letter, VA summary of benefits, or proof of SSDI income

When Can Expect The Lifetime National Parks Access Pass? Pass delivery expected 10-12 weeks after receipt.

What You Will Need To Use The Lifetime National Parks Access Pass: Please be sure to have a current photo ID available when using your Lifetime Access Pass.