06 Mar Lifetime Senior Pass for National Parks’ price to increase in 2017
I was a little bummed to learn that one of the best deals ever will soon meet its end. The Lifetime Senior Pass available from the National Parks Service is scheduled to increase from $10.00 to $80.00 sometime this year (2017). I don’t meet the age requirement yet, but I was looking forward to it because of the wonderful time that I had visiting several of our national parks. Nevertheless, the new price matches the cost of an annual pass for the rest of us, so it’s still technically a ‘good deal’.
If you are 62 years old or older, the pass allows you (along with three other visitors) to enter any of the USA’s 400 Federal parks for the paltry sum of $10.00….well, until this year. There’s no indication when this change will take place exactly, other than the fact that it will happen before the end of the year, so don’t delay. If you have never visited any of our National Parks and think that it’s probably not your cup of tea, give it a try. You will be pleasantly surprised at how much beauty lay at our feet in our own country that we don’t take advantage of.
If you are or know anyone who meets the age guideline (or will turn 62 this year), please advise them to sign up now. Please keep in mind the following:
- If you order the pass online, you will have to pay an additional $10.00 processing fee, so the total cost will be $20.00.
- You may walk in to purchase the pass from any National Parks visitor center for $10.00.
- You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is 62 years or older (You must have turned 62 before you can buy the pass).
- You will have access to a total of 2,000 recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies.
- For more information, click here.
Are you a fan of our National Parks? Which are your favorite(s)? Let us know in the comments below!