Buy now, if you wish to pay $10 for a Senior Pass, a lifetime benefit for admittance into our national parks and monuments. This is a real deal for U. S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over and hasn’t changed since 1994. This price is in effect through August 27th. But…….buy the pass on August 28th or after and it will cost you $80, an eight-times increase. This drastic increase is part of the National Park Centennial Act which was signed last December. Believe it! There is only one month left for the special deal. At the same time, on August 28, 2017, a new $20 annual Senior Pass will become available. The Pass can be used at over 2000 Federal recreation sites across the nation, including National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, and many National Forest lands. The Senior Pass admits the Pass owner and any passengers traveling with him/her in a non-commercial vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas or the Pass owner and three additional adults where per-person fees are charged. The Senior Pass may also offer a discount on some expanded amenity fees, such as camping. Discounts offered by the Pass vary widely across the many different types of recreation sites. Pass owners are encouraged to check with sites they plan to visit before obtaining a pass to verify that their Pass will be accepted. Anytime a Pass is used, photo identification will be requested to verify Pass ownership. Additional information: (1) The Senior Pass may provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. (2) The Senior Pass generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners. (3) Golden Age Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.
How to purchase a Senior Pass: In person at a federal recreation site, see the PDF list at https://store.usgs.gov/sites/default/files/PassIssuanceList.pdf; Online –https://store.usgs.gov/senior-pass ; By mail – https://store.usgs.gov/sites/default/files/senior_pass_application.pdf
Additional Information can be found at: http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2017/07/1/national-parks-senior-pass/?utm_sourcemedium=BoardingArea+Twitter (or) https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/senior-pass-changes.htm?utm_source=feesandpasses&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=senior_pass (or) https://store.usgs.gov/faq