Texas Parklands Passport

A Texas Parklands Passport is a special pass enacted by the Texas Legislature and may be issued to individuals who meet eligibility requirements as outlined in Title 31 Texas Administrative Code.


  • Persons 65 years of age and over, who are also Texas residents, are entitled to 50% reduced entry rounded to the next whole dollar. A driver's license, birth certificate, military discharge papers, or other suitable identification considered sufficient proof for establishing the age, residence, and identity of an individual must be presented at the time the passport is issued.
  • Residents and nonresidents born before September 1st, 1930 are entitled to a 100% discount on entry fees at state parks where entrance fees are collected. Identification is required to establish proof of qualifying age at the time of application.
  • Veterans of the US Armed Services holding a 60% or more service connected disability, as determined by the US Veterans Administration, or loss of a lower extremity. US Veterans meeting these eligibility criteria will receive a 100% discount on entry fees to state parks where entrance fees are collected. Disabled veterans must establish eligibility by presenting one of the following: (1) disabled veteran's of Texas license plate receipt; (2) veteran's award letter (which establishes the degree of service-connected disability); (3) tax exemption letter for Texas veterans.
  • Individuals who have been medically determined to be permanently disabled as a result of a mental or physical impairment (including blindness) for purposes of receiving benefits under the Social Security Act and who are currently receiving those benefits, and can demonstrate proof of these benefits. These individuals will be entitled to 50% reduced entry rounded to the next whole dollar. This passport must be renewed annually. In order to qualify you must submit positive identification and either an Award of Benefits Letter, or a Statement of Benefits, from the Social Security Administration attesting to the applicant's permanent disability.

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