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Free pass for Vets
  Many of you may already be aware of this but the National Parks recently started a new policy where any veteran with ANY LEVEL of disability, including a 0% rating can get a FREE LIFETIME National Parks pass.

The State of Utah is requiring at least 50% disability for a free annual pass. If any of you qualify for either of these please take advantage as you earned it!


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Todd Hall
Utah Disabled Veterans Fishing Foundation ><((((º>
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Re: [WET1] Free pass for Vets In reply to
Does that mean all veterans qualify for the national parks pass? If so, how does one obtain one?
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Re: [Cessna150] Free pass for Vets In reply to
I think this is the info you're looking for. If you're a state park honor pass holder, I'm told they have to be renewed yearly. No idea how that works since mine was written on in marker and the year issued rubbed off the same day.

https://www.recreation.gov/..._Pass_-_Military.htm
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On the Federal side, there are several options for military service members. Active military can get an annual pass for free. Non-active, non-disabled military Veterans (retired or otherwise) don’t qualify for a free pass. If they are 62 or older, they can purchase a ‘Senior Pass’ for $10 (in person) or $20 (thru the mail) and it is good for the life of the user. If you are a VA certified disabled Veteran, you qualify for the free, lifetime ‘Access Pass’ with proper documentation (including proof of disability).

On the Utah side, disabled Veterans (with 50% or more rating) can get a free, annual pass from Utah Parks & Recreation offices state wide with proper documentation of your disability rating (VA Letter works for this). I’m fortunate to have the older ‘Fun Tag’ that was issued for life and is still honored but not replaceable if lost or stolen.

I also have the Federal Access Pass and use it and my Fun Tag all the time for discounts on camping and entrance to some state and federal venues. Be aware that there are a few places that these passes don’t work. Pineview and Strawberry don’t honor the Federal passes because they are run by a concessionaire and they don’t have to honor the pass for day use. But they will work for a 50% discount on the camping rate (but not for a discount on the electric hook up rate). There are also a couple of state parks that don’t honor the state pass for free day use. But by in large, it is a very good thing to have both in your possession at all times.

Thanks for the reminder Todd.


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Re: [WET1] Free pass for Vets In reply to
Dang. Missed the state park pass by 20%!
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Re: [dubob] Free pass for Vets In reply to
  Thanks for answering everyone's questions Bob. I guess I wasn't very clear that even 0% is still a disability rating to qualify for the free lifetime pass. I wish the state would follow that example or even better provide one for all veterans. Just to money hungry I guess.


"Sunrise is always best on the water."
Todd Hall
Utah Disabled Veterans Fishing Foundation ><((((º>
Director
Anything Wet Fishing Team
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Re: [WET1] Free pass for Vets In reply to
Oregon provides a free pass to disabled veteran (don't have the be an Oregon resident). Free camping at state parks 10 days each month. Just booked 3 days on the Oregon coast. Normally $31 a night. Free with pass. Here's a link for more info.

https://oregonstateparks.org/?do=v.page&id=19



Larry

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