People love America’s National Parks, and they should. They are a treasure. We had an amazing response to our post Buy your $10 lifetime National Park Senior Pass before it’s too late. Over 80K people have read the post over the last two weeks. One of the questions that we’ve gotten from readers is “Is the pass good for disabled people?” We have great news. If you have a permanent disability, you can get the free National Park Access Pass at no charge. The lifetime pass allows free admission to National Parks, Monuments, Historical Parks and other government-owned lands at.
Who can get a National Park Access Pass
Any US citizen or permanent resident with a permanent disability, even a child, can get a free National Park Access Pass. According to the USGS website, that is anyone with a “permanent physical, mental, or sensory impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working.” It doesn’t have to be a 100% disability.
How to get your free National Park Access Pass
You can buy your free National Park Access Pass at any National Park office, National Park, National Monument, National Historic Park online or by mail. Both the Internet and mail-in options have a $10 service fee, but that may be the easiest for you, especially if you don’t live near one of the places that issues passes.
What proof do you need to get your National Park Access Pass
You need to submit proof of US citizenship or residency as well as documentation on your disability. You’ll need for proof of disability when applying for your free National Park Access Pass. You must be bring the documentation with you if you apply in person, If you apply online they’ll ask you to provide it. If you apply by mail you have to include it with your application. Here are the documents they’ll accept:
A statement of disability from a licensed physician
A document issued by a state agency such as a vocational rehabilitation agency
Who does you pass admit?
Anyone traveling with the pass holder in a non-commercial vehicle (up to 15 people) are admitted. At sights that charge individual admission, the pass owner and three additional people are admitted free of charge.
If you qualify for the free National Park Access Pass get yours today. We have a country filled with sites you’ll be able to visit for free.
If you are mobility impaired you may be interested in this post by travel writer/blogger Candy Harrington: New Bryce Multi-Use Trail Top Offers Top-Rate Access.
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