New lifetime park pass available for military veterans

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BERLIN, Md. – This Veterans Day, veterans of the U.S. Armed Services and Gold Star Families can obtain a free lifetime pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites spread out across more than 400 million acres of public lands, including national parks, wildlife refuges, and forests.

We’re told each lifetime pass covers entrances fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle, or passholder and up to three adults at sites that charge per person, at national parks and national wildlife refuges, as well as standard amenity fees at national forests and grasslands, in addition to lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Veterans can present one of four forms of acceptable ID at participating federal recreation areas that normally charge an entrance fee. Acceptable forms of ID include Department of Defense ID Card, Veteran Health ID, Veteran ID Card, or veteran’s designation on a state-issued US driver’s license or ID card.

On Monday, November 14th, Assateague Island National Seashore Superintendent Hugh Hawthorne will present the Lifetime Pass to military veterans now working as park employees and volunteer staff members.

The Lifetime Military Pass for Gold Star Families and Veterans is available at the Assateague Island Visitor Center and the ranger station/campground office in the Maryland district, and the Toms Cove Visitor Center in the Virginia District.

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