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The America the Beautiful is the Lifetime Senior Citizen Pass that is available from the National Parks Service. On August 28, 2017, it is scheduled to increase from $10.00 to $80.00. Needless to say, I was more than a little bummed about it.
I don’t meet the age requirement yet, but I am looking forward to it. Mostly, 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’.
visit over 2,000 recreational sites with one $10 pass
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. It’s been confirmed that the deadline is in late August, 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.
If you are or know anyone who meets the age guideline (or will turn 62 before August 28, 2017), please advise them to sign up now.
Things to Keep in Mind when buying the Lifetime Senior Pass
- 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.
- Purchase the pass from any National Parks visitor center for $10.00.
- In order to purchase a Lifetime Senior pass, 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!
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