In December 2016, Congress passed legislation stating that the cost of the Lifetime Senior Pass must be equal to the cost of an annual non-senior America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass.
Since 1994, Seniors have been able to purchase a Lifetime Pass to America’s National Parks, and other federal lands, for $10. But this year, on August 28, the cost will go up by 700%.
The lifetime pass provides access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by six federal agencies: National Park Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, US Forest Service, and US Army Corps of Engineers.
Passes offer a variety of benefits beyond entrance to parks and standard amenities (day-use), including, but not limited to, Expanded Amenity Fees, such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and guided tours.
There is still time to purchase a lifetime pass for $10 instead of $80!
US citizens 62 years or older are eligible to purchase the Senior Pass.
If you decide to purchase online or through mail, there is an additional $10 processing fee. Otherwise, bring your photo ID to any federal recreation site. (Check the list of participating locations here)
If you, or someone you know, may be interested in purchasing a lifetime senior pass to America’s National parks, act now before the price goes up on August 28!
Current Senior Passes are not affected by this change and remain valid as a lifetime pass.