Free Annual Pass to National Parks for Active Duty Military and Dependents

Wow!  The Department of the Interior announced that active military members and their dependents will be able to get an Annual Pass to National Parks for FREE (normally $80), starting on Armed Forces Day,  May 19th (This Saturday).

Active duty service member that are deployed or are traveling separately, or active-duty military dependents can pick up the pass with a valid military ID. The Annual Pass will allow the owner of the vehicle & the passengers in a vehicle to access the site for FREE. If there is a location where entrance fees are charged per person, then the pass covers the pass owner & 3 adults aged 16 & older. This is also available to the National Guard members & reservists. {It is not available for military retirees or veterans.}

The Annual Park Pass allows FREE entrance to the following types of parks:

  •  National Park Service parks
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service lands
  • Bureau of Reclamation lands
  • Bureau of Land Management lands
  • US Forest Service locations
  • US Army Corps sites

Just head to any National Park or location listed above starting Saturday May 19th or later & bring your military ID to pick up your one year park pass.   What a fabulous way to thank our service members and their families!

Thanks Thrifty NW Mom!

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