Seniors: Get Your National Parks Lifetime Pass Before the Price Increases

WASHINGTON. D.C. - For those interested in getting a National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands lifetime senior pass, the cost is going to increase from $10 to $80 starting on August 28.

According to a media release, the price raise is because of new legislation that was passed by congress in 2016.  The price of the lifetime senior pass hasn’t increased since 1994. 

Officials say to qualify for a lifetime senior pass you must be 62 years old and be a U.S. citizen.  The pass grants you access to over 2,000 sites and parks that are managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

A media release says you can buy a pass at a national park or Federal recreation area that charges a fee for day use.   If you order by mail or online it will cost you $10, plus another $10 for processing.  According to the application website, if you order through the mail anything post marked after August 27 will be processed with the $80 fee.  If you have bought an annual senior pass for four years you can trade it in for a lifetime pass. 

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