New York State Parks

An Access Pass permits residents of New York State with permanent disabilities, as defined in the application, free use of the parks, historic sites, and recreational facilities operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The pass holder may have free use of facilities operated by State Parks and DEC for which there is normally a charge.

For more information on New York State Access Passes, visit the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation Website.

National Parks

The Access Pass for National Parks is free for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. The Pass may be obtained in person at a federal recreation site or through the mail using the application form found on the website. While the Access Pass is free, there is a  ten dollar processing fee for processing the application through the mail. Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship.

For more information about the National Parks Service Access Pass, please visit their website: