US Army Corps of Engineers
Savannah District

Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake

Recreation Areas - The Federal Recreation Passport Program

 

 

GOLDEN AGE PASSPORT

For persons 62 and Older
 
What is it?
The Golden Age Passport is a lifetime entrance pass to those national parks, monuments, historic sites, recreation areas, and national wildlife refuges that charge a Land and Water Conservation Fund Act (LWCFA) entrance fee. It may be used at many Federal lands such as U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Reclamation.

The Golden Age Passport admits the pass holder and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle. Where entry is not by private vehicle, the passport admits the pass holder, spouse, and children.

The Golden Age Passport also provides a 50% discount on federal LWCFA use fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, parking, and boat launching. It typically does not cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires. In some cases, where use fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50% reduction.

How do I get one?
A Golden Age Passport may be obtained in person at any federal area where a LWCFA entrance fee is charged. There is a one-time $10 processing charge to obtain the Golden Age Passport. It is available only to citizens or permanent residents of the United States who are 62 years old or older. You must show proof of age such as a state driver’s license, a birth certificate or a similar document.


GOLDEN ACCESS PASSPORT

For persons Who are Blind or Permanently Disabled
 
What is it?
The Golden Access Passport is a lifetime entrance pass to those national parks, monuments, historic sites, recreation areas, and national wildlife refuges that charge a Land and Water Conservation Fund Act (LWCFA) entrance fee. It may be used at many Federal lands such as U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Reclamation.
 
The Golden Access Passport admits the pass holder and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle. Where entry is not by private vehicle, the passport admits the pass holder, spouse, and children.
 
The Golden Access Passport also provides a 50% discount on federal LWCFA use fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, parking, and boat launching. It typically does not cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires. In some cases, where use fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50% reduction.
 
How do I get one?
A Golden Access Passport may be obtained in person at any federal area where a LWCFA entrance fee is charged. It is available only to citizens or permanent residents of the United States, regardless of age, who have been medically determined to be blind or permanently disabled. You may obtain a Golden Access Passport by showing proof of medically determined blindness or permanent disability and eligibility for receiving benefits under federal law.