Summertime is traditionally a popular time to visit our National Parks, and for persons with permanent disabilities, the vacation can be a little less expensive if they obtain an Access Pass. The Access Pass admits the pass owner plus 3 adults free of admission to more than 2,000 sites maintained by the National Park Service, the Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management or Bureau of Reclamation, and the passes are good for a lifetime.
The Access Pass can be obtained by U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have been medically determined to have a permanent disability that severely limits one or major life activities. Some acceptable forms of proof of permanent disability include a statement from a licensed physician, a document issued by a federal agency such as the VA, SSA or SSI, or a document issued by a state agency, such as a vocational rehabilitation agency.
Further information on obtaining and using an Access Pass is available on the U.S. Geological Survey’s website.