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Disabled Travelers - How to Travel with A Free Federal Parks And Recreation Access Pass

By Edited Sep 19, 2016 0 0

When traveling and you are legally disabled, remember to get a free, lifetime AccessPass to gain free admission at all Federal Parks across the United States. Along with this discount individuals who are handicapped may use the AccessPass to enjoy many other discounts including camping, swimming, boat launching, and guided tours. When taking your vacation, or going on a road trip, do not leave home without your AccessPass.

Vacation With A DisabilityAccessPass

The AccessPass is a lifetime pass to enter National Parks at no charge as you travel around the U.S. You must be medically disabled and will need one of the following as proof.

1. Statement by a licensed physician;

2. Document issued by Federal agency such as the Veteran's Administration, Social Security Disability Income, or Supplemental Security Income; or

3. Document issued by a State agency such as a vocational rehabilitation agency.


Where To Obtain an Access Pass To Take On Your Vacation - You can not order an National Parks Access Pass online since you need to provide documentation about your disability and residency. Go in person to one of these offices to obtain your AccessPass, 1. National Park Service;

2. Fish & Wildlife Service;

3. Bureau of Land Management;

4. USDAForest Service; or

5. Bureau of Reclamation.

If you are already traveling purchase your Pass at the entrance of any FederalPark.

Use the AccessPass, for the Handicapped, When Vacationing

This lifetime pass, for those who are disabled, will admit one vehicle into National Parks where there is an admission fee. The disabled person must provide a picture identification to verify they are the pass owner. As you determine your travel or vacation itinerary it is suggested that you contact the site they plan to visit to see if the AccessPass is accepted.

· The Forest Service,

· The National Park Service,

· Federal Recreation lands, Fish and Wildlife Service,

· Bureau of Land Management, and

· Bureau of Reclamation honor the AccessPass.

· Be sure to inquire before you leave for your trip.

DisabledAccessPass Travel Amenities

General discounts are available at many other venues while traveling and sightseeing. They include 1.individual campsite the card owner is occupying. 2. Utility fees at campsites when that fee is included in the cost of the campsite. 3. Guided Tours: Present your AccessPass to see is they honor it and only the owner of the pass qualifies for the discount. Some local amenities include Transportation Systems and Special Use Permit Fees. Anything local needs to be inquired on locally.



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