New Pass Gives Military Free Entrance to Forest Service Recreation Sites

May 17, 2012

This Friday active duty military and their dependents are getting a free pass for Armed Forces Day to recreate on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

As part of an initiative to support our nation’s service members, the Interagency Annual Military Pass grants them free access to more than 2,000 national forests, national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands around the nation in the coming years.

The new military version of the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Annual Pass will be accepted at U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Army Corps sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees.

Active duty members of the U.S. military and their dependents can pick up passes at Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest district offices and visitor information centers.  The pass covers the owner and accompanying passengers at recreation sites that charge per vehicle. At sites where per-person entrance fees are charged, it covers the pass owner and three accompanying adults age 16 and older. The pass is not valid at concessionaire-operated campgrounds or rentals.

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