About Recreation Passes

Planning a trip? Recreation Passes provide easy access to parks and forests, and can save you dollars on entrance or day-use fees. See our FAQs to learn more about the America the Beautiful Pass, the Annual Northwest Forest Pass, the Northwest Forest Recreation ePass, and the National Forest Recreation Day Pass.

Discover Your Northwest does not currently offer the Washington State Parks Discover Pass, used only for Washington State managed recreation sites. Visit Washington State Parks to find out more about the Discover Pass.

America the Beautiful Pass

America the Beautiful National Parks Pass - 2020

The America the Beautiful National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass is valid nationwide at more than 2,000 Federal recreation sites where Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee(s) (Day use fees) are charged. For a partial list of locations, please click here.

This pass is honored by the National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, and Fish and Wildlife Service.

Entrance fees to federal lands can add up. The America the Beautiful Pass covers entrance fees to federal recreation sites nationwide for 1 year beginning from the month purchased. Just show the pass at staffed entrances or display the pass in your vehicle using the included hang tag. (Note: if you have an America the Beautiful Pass, you do not need a Northwest Forest Pass. Forest Service recreation fees are included as part of the coverage.) Camping fees are not included. Only the Access Pass for the permanently disabled and the Senior Pass may provide discounts on camping fees.

Funds from recreation passes help national parks support high quality experiences for visitors through various projects like environmental education programs, repair and maintenance of trails, restoration work, improved visitor access routes, and much more. Find out more from the National Park Service.

Yes. These passes are not available through our website, but can be obtained in person at select locations or online through USGS. Learn more about the America the Beautiful Senior Pass (age 62+) or the America the Beautiful Access Pass for the permanently disabled. Military passes for active duty military personnel are free and can only be obtained with military ID at a federal recreation area in person.

Unfortunately, state parks are not covered under the America the Beautiful pass. Each state administers its own state parks independently of federal agencies.

Yes. One pass is good for 2 motorcycles to enter the park.

Expected time of arrival depends on the shipping method you selected for your order. To ensure you have your pass before you leave, we recommend you purchase your pass at least 10 days in advance (if international, 3 - 4 weeks in advance), or choose expedited shipping. If the tracking number for your order indicates that you have not received your order by the time frame your shipping method specifies, please contact us.

Yes. Names are not printed on the America the Beautiful Pass. There are 2 blank signature spaces where the recipient and an additional pass holder may sign their name.

We do not offer refunds or exchanges, nor accept returns on passes purchased or ordered by the customer in error. Please see our store policy for more details.

We do not replace or offer refunds for lost, misplaced, damaged, or stolen passes. A pass does not qualify nor act as a membership, and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Pass serial numbers are used for internal purposes only.

The America the Beautiful Pass must be present at time of use. Confirmation emails, receipts, or pass serial numbers are not accepted for entry.

We will replace a pass where the order tracking indicates that the pass was not delivered. We will not replace or refund any pass orders more than 30 days after the order was placed. Unfortunately, we cannot replace or refund passes where the tracking indicates the pass was delivered by the carrier (please see our store policy for more details). If you are concerned that a carrier may not deliver your pass, please contact us to request delivery with signature confirmation.

Give us a call at 1-877-874-6775 and let us know what month you'd like your pass punched. Keep in mind you will not be able to use the pass until the month validated.

The pass is not tax-deductible as you are receiving a benefit for your visit. However, a separate donation or gift to parks is tax-deductible as a charitable donation. Learn more about how you can make a donation to our partner programs.

Annual Northwest Forest Pass

Annual Northwest Forest Pass

Fees to Forest Service recreation sites can add up. The Annual Northwest Forest Pass is valid for 1 year from the month purchased and allows the passholder and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle use of the recreation facilities at USDA Forest Service day use fee sites in Washington and Oregon. Camping fees are not included. Only the America the Beautiful Access Pass for the permanently disabled and the Senior Pass may provide a discount on camping fees.

Funds from pass sales help the U.S. Forest Service in our region maintain a variety of facilities and services including routine operation and maintenance. With these fees, recreation managers are able to keep restrooms clean, maintain trails and campgrounds, repair and replace old signs, and much more. Find out more from the USDA Forest Service.

Unfortunately, not at this time. However, if you need your pass right away we recommend purchasing the National Forest Recreation ePass.

No. Your America the Beautiful Pass includes all the benefits of the Northwest Forest Pass.

Unfortunately, state parks are not covered under the Annual Northwest Forest Pass. Each state administers its own state parks independently of federal agencies.

The Northwest Forest Pass allows access to U.S. Forest Service sites in Washington and Oregon where a day use fee is required. The Discover Pass is exclusively for access to Washington State Parks only.

Yes. One free decal may be obtained per Annual Northwest Forest Pass from Forest Service offices only.

Expected time of arrival depends on the shipping method you selected. To ensure you have your pass before you leave, we recommend you purchase your pass at least 10 days in advance (if international, 4 weeks in advance), or choose expedited shipping. If the tracking number for your order indicates that you have not received your order by the time frame your shipping method specifies, please contact us.

Yes. Names are not printed on the Northwest Forest Pass. There are 2 blank signature spaces where the recipient and an additional passholder may sign their name.

We do not offer refunds or exchanges, nor accept returns on passes purchased or ordered by the customer in error. Please see our store policy for more information.

We do not replace or offer refunds for lost, misplaced, damaged, or stolen passes. The pass does not qualify nor act as a membership, and due to logistical reasons, cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. In order to replace it, you would need to purchase a new pass. Pass serial numbers are used for internal accounting purposes only.

We do not recommend you use your confirmation email in place of the actual Annual Northwest Forest Pass. In the event you forget your pass at home, we recommend contacting the nearest Forest Service office to purchase a Northwest Forest Pass.

We will replace a pass where the order tracking indicates that the pass was not delivered. Please note we do not replace passes or refund pass orders indicated as not delivered by tracking if 30 days have elapsed after the order was placed. Unfortunately, we cannot replace or refund passes where the tracking indicates the pass was delivered by the carrier (please see our store policy for more information). If you are concerned that the carrier may not deliver your pass, please contact customer service to purchase signature confirmation.

Give us a call at 1-877-874-6775 and let us know what month you'd like your pass punched. Keep in mind you will not be able to use the pass until the month validated.

Since a user is receiving a benefit, the pass is not tax-deductible. However, a donation or gift is tax-deductible as a charitable donation. Learn more about how you can make a donation to our partner programs.

National Forest Recreation ePass

Northwest Forest Recreation ePass

Once purchased from our website, an ePass can be printed and displayed on the dash of your vehicle. The ePass covers one day (until midnight of the date specified) for the use of recreation facilities at Forest Service sites in Washington and Oregon only. Camping and other special-use permits, licenses, and fees are additional. Please click here for more information.

The ePass must be printed out ahead of time and displayed in your vehicle according to USDA Forest Service regulations. Forgot to pay? We recommend contacting the nearest Forest Service office.

You do not need an ePass if you have the America the Beautiful Pass or an Annual Northwest Forest Pass.

The National Forest Recreation Day Pass is a physical version of the ePass and is mailed to the recipient.

If you are not sure where you will be using this ePass, please use your best judgment and select the National Forest or Scenic Area of your choice. You can also use this Pacific Northwest Forest Areas map for reference.

Yes. Please purchase an ePass for each day you plan to be at the recreation site and display all ePasses in the dash of your vehicle. Please note camping fees are additional and not covered by the ePass.

No. You may use a single ePass for more than one location as long as the locations are being visited on the date indicated on the ePass.

You can type in “RENTAL” in the license plate field and select the state location of the forest you are visiting.

We do not issue refunds for ePasses nor can we alter information on an ePass once it has been electronically generated. In most cases you will need to purchase a new ePass. Please note that according to Forest Service regulations, any attempt to alter the ePass will make it invalid.

ePasses are non-refundable and dates on ePasses cannot be changed. If you still need an ePass for a different date, you will need to purchase a new ePass.

We ask that visitors do their research ahead of time to ensure they are aware of conditions before they travel. If information has been provided on the U.S. Forest Service website pertaining to the closed trail area or weather conditions, you may not receive a refund.

In the event that an ePass is not received, fails to print, or does not display through the hyperlink sent through email, please contact customer service.

In this case, we recommend purchasing the National Forest Recreation Day Pass or the Annual Northwest Forest Pass. Both passes are physical passes we send through mail. If ordering from our online store, please allow 2 - 7 business days before arrival depending on the shipping option selected.

One free decal may be obtained from Forest Service offices for valid Annual Northwest Forest Pass holders only.

Please check with the Forest Service ranger district office for the area you visited for instructions on how to pay. For locations and contact information, please click here.

Recreation fee revenues make a difference. The Forest Service would like to know where you are likely to use this ePass so they can make sure that the National Forest or Scenic Area you visit receives the funds needed to maintain the sites and facilities you use. Visit the Forest Service website to find out more about the Recreation Fee Program in the Pacific Northwest Region. Thank you for your support!