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America the Beautiful Interagency Passes

The US Army Corps of Engineers is now able to sell the America the Beautiful Interagency Passes. The America the Beautiful Interagency Pass Program is a suite of annual and lifetime passes that provides U.S. citizens and visitors an affordable and convenient way to access Federal recreation lands and waters. Federal agencies that participate in this program include: the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Forest Service, National Park Service, and the US Army Corps of Engineers.

What passes are included in the program and what requirements are there?

Annual Pass – Cost $80: Anyone 16 years and older can purchase. Valid for one year from the month of issue.

Senior Pass – Cost $10: US Citizens or permanent residents age 62 and older can purchase. Valid for the lifetime of the pass holder.

Access Pass – Cost free: US Citizens or permanent residents with documentation of a permanent disability. Valid for the life time of the pass holder.

Volunteer Pass – Cost free: Must have completed 250+ hours of volunteer service on public lands. Valid for one year from the month of issue.

Annual Military Pass – Cost free: For all active military members and their dependents. Valid for one year from the month of issue.

These passes cover entrance, access, or standard amenity fees to more than 2,000 Federal recreation sites. Within the US Army Corps of Engineers, this will include day use and boat ramp use fees. Senior and Access Passes will also provide a discount on some expanded amenity fees such as camping.

Passes can be purchased at each of the Mississippi River Project ranger offices and at the

Mississippi River Visitor Center. The Golden Age and Golden Access Passes are both still valid. You can find more information by, talking to a park ranger, calling the Mississippi River Visitor Center at (309) 794-5338 or by visiting the website https://store.usgs.gov/pass/index.html.

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