Most of our clients at some point during their Tracks & Trails driving adventure spend a significant amount of time in a National Park or other Federal recreation area. If you are going to be spending time in 3 or more places overseen by the National Park Service on your trip or back home over the course of one year, a National Parks Pass is a great investment.

This pass is available to the general public and provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an entrance or standard amenity fee, for a year beginning from the date of purchase. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can be obtained in person at the park, by calling 1-888-ASKUSGS, Ext. 1, or via the Internet at The cost is $80.

If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident age 62 or over, there is a lifetime America the Beautiful Pass for only $10. This pass can only be obtained in person at the park and includes discounts on additional services in addition to the same admission benefits as the standard pass.

Much thanks to the National Parks Service for providing the information above. If you want to learn more about the parks in the NPS system, go to And if you want to learn more about how we can help you plan your National Parks driving or camping vacation, check out, the Tracks & Trails website or give us a ring at 1-800-247-0970 and talk to one of our fabulous trip consultants.