National Park Passes


America the Beautiful National Park Pass for Military Members and their Families

An America the Beautiful National Park Pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. A pass covers entrance and standard amenity fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person).

Who Is Eligible?

The America the Beautiful National Park Pass is available free of charge to U.S. military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and also, Reserve and National Guard members. As well as Gold Star Families with a valid Gold Star Family Voucher and U.S. military Veterans with a valid, Veteran ID.


How Do I Apply?

For more information and how to obtain a free National Park Pass, visit the National Park Service website.

Additional Assistance

If you would like to learn more about the benefits and services you may be eligible for as a Veteran, servicemember, or as a family member of a Veteran or servicemember, please call the New York State Division of Veterans’ Services Help Line at 1.888.838.7697 (VETSNYS), where you may also schedule an appointment with one of our Veterans Benefits Advisors.