In honor of National Park Week (April 17-25, 2010), I wanted to inform you of a really sweet deal for people who are permanently disabled! I LOVE the outdoors and LOVE visiting National Parks...and now, I can do it for free!
There is this great program out there called America the Beautiful: The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass, that has a side program, for those permanently disabled, called the 'Access Pass.' Access Pass holders can get into Federal Parks and National Parks for free, at areas that charge an entry fee. It is good for a car load of people (the Pass Holder and up to three other adults), discounts on campsites, etc. All you have to do is show up at one of the offices listed, in person, and show proof of your disability to get the pass. :) That is it! It is good for your lifetime! Then - get out and enjoy some sunshine, take time to smell some flowers, and soak in the sounds of the wild!
Offices to obtain pass (search site for local office)
- Bureau of Land Management
- Bureau of Reclamation
- Fish & Wildlife Service
- USDA Forest Service
- National Park Service
Much love, peace, and happy trails!