Park Passes

Some of the Alaska Centers provide park passes for both Interagency Federal Recreation Sites and Alaska State Parks. During COVID-19 there may be alterations to services provided. Currently, the Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center, Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center, the Southeast Discovery Center in Ketchikan, Denali National Park and Preserve, and the Bureau of Land Management offices in Fairbanks and Anchorage are issuing Interagency America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes.

Alaska State Parks

Includes: Annual Day-Use Parking and Annual Boat Launch

Alaska Centers offers the Alaska State Parks Annual Day-Use Parking Pass for purchase.  Cash only at the Fairbanks location. The Anchorage location is not offering State Parks passes at this time. Annual Day-Use and Boat Launch Passes may also be purchased online use the State Park Pass Order Form.

Disabled U.S. Veterans Camping passes are available through the Anchorage and Fairbanks Alaska DNR Public Information Centers, and in limited quantities at the Kenai and Mat-Su area offices.

Interagency America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

Includes: Annual, Access, Senior, U.S. Military, and Every Kid in a Park

A pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees (day use fees) at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A pass covers entrance, standard amenity fees and day use fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person). Children age 15 or under are admitted free.

 

To learn more about the types of passes offered in the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series, visit the National Park Service Pass site.

Interagency passes may not be available everyday. Please call your nearest Alaska Center to confirm operating hours and pass availability.

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Annual Pass
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4th Grade Pass
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Accesibility Pass
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Senior Pass

Pass Availability by Visitors Center

Use the chart below to see which park passes are available at your Alaska Center.

 

Pass Type  Anchorage   Fairbanks   Ketchikan   Tok  Price of Pass Eligibility
Interagency Annual yes yes yes no $80 Everyone
Interagency Military yes yes yes no Free Active Duty U.S. Military,  Dependents. Veterans, and Gold Star Families
Interagency Every Kid Outdoors yes yes yes no Free U.S. 4th Graders or home-school equivalent
Interagency Senior
(see notes below chart)
yes yes yes no

$80 Lifetime

$20 Annual 

U.S. Citizens or permanent residents age 62 or older
Interagency Access yes yes yes no Free U.S. Citizens or permanent residents with a permanent disability
Alaska State Parks Annual Day-Use Parking yes yes no no $60 cash  only Everyone
Alaska State Parks Annual Boat Launch no yes no no $150 cash  only Everyone
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center Season Pass no no yes no $15 Everyone

On Aug. 28, 2017, the cost of a lifetime pass to our national parks for those 62 and older went from $10 to $80.

This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity.

Replaced: Golden Age Passport - May be exchanged free of charge.

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 only be obtained in person at the park.
The Senior Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.