Free National Park/Federal lands Annual Pass for 4th graders.
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To obtain the free pass, fourth grade students can visit Every Kid in a Park , participate in a short educational activity, and then download the paper pass to print and bring with them to visit more than 2,000 public lands and waters nationwide. At certain participating sites, fourth graders can exchange the paper pass for a durable plastic Interagency Annual Fourth Grade Pass.
The pass is valid from September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017, and grants free entry for fourth graders and up to three accompanying adults to parks, land and waters sites across the country.
Please note that fourth graders must be present for free entry into parks and to exchange the paper pass for a plastic pass. The fourth grader can use either the paper pass or the durable pass for fee free entry for them and their family.
The pass is for U.S. fourth-grade (or home-school equivalent) students.
The pass is for the 2016 to 2017 school year. It expires August 31, 2017.
Students can't transfer the pass to anyone else.
We can't accept electronic versions of this paper for access or to exchange for a pass.
No refunds are given for previously purchased passes, or if you forget your pass when you visit.
If you lose your pass, get a new one by visiting the website and signing up again.
Educators can get one paper pass for each of their fourth-grade students.
This program only provides passes for fourth graders.
How it works
Show your pass to a ranger when you enter. If there is no ranger, leave it on the dashboard of your car.
If you visit a site that charges entrance fees per person-- The pass admits all children under 16 and up to three adults for free.
If your group visits a site that charges vehicle entrance fees - The pass admits all children under 16 and all adults in up to one passenger vehicle. Commercial vehicles can't use a pass to get in.
If you arrive at a site on bicycle-- The pass admits all children under 16 and up to three adults on bicycles.
The pass doesn't cover things like parking fees, camping, boats, and special tours. Also, some sites are managed by private operators. They may not honor the pass. Check with the site ahead of time to find out.
The pass doesn't cover fees for local, city, or state parks and recreation areas unless they say that they accept this pass.
Paper passes can be exchanged for plastic passes at certain sites.