What’s the Freebie?
Summer is fast approaching, and with the school year ending soon, we’re all making plans for how we’re going to spend those summer months. Now, enjoying national recreation sites is even more affordable for military families. As of May 19, 2012 active duty military personnel and their dependents (with proper identification) are entitled to receive a FREE Annual Pass.
Here’s How It Works:
Obtain your passes in person at Federal recreation sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees. Military members must present their Common Access Card (CAC) and dependents must present a Dependent ID Card (Form 1173) when requesting a pass.
About the Annual Pass for Active Duty Military and Their Dependents
The Annual Pass is FREE and covers:
— Admission to Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service sites that charge entrance fees
— Standard amenity fees at Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation sites
The pass will admit the passholders and any accompanying passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas, or the passholder and up to additional 3 adults at sites that charge per person. (NOTE: Children under 16 are always admitted free.) Visit the USGS website for more information on this Annual Pass.
For more details on this FREE pass offer, visit the National Park Service’s Website and scroll down to “Free Annual Pass for Military.” To find a recreation site, use the U.S. National Park Service Park Locator online.