National Park Lifetime Senior Pass to Increase


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National Park Lifetime Senior Pass to Increase

Post by cal3san » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:17 pm



Older people can expect a big jump sometime this year in the fee for a lifetime pass to visit national parks
as part of a larger move to pay for major projects and enhanced services.

The fee for a lifetime pass for citizens 62 and older will go from $10 to $80. The $10 fee applies to a pass
purchased in person at a local park office, such as the Croatan Office on US-70 between New Bern and Havelock
or you can apply on line for a lifetime pass and pay $20.

National Park Service officials are unsure how long it will take to implement the change, but it’s expected before the end of 2017.
Meantime, they are spreading the word informally. “We don’t want anyone to feel blindsided and say, ‘Why didn’t anyone tell us
about this,’” said Kathy Kupper, a Park Service spokeswoman. “We don’t know whether we’ll get any pushback. It [the higher fee]
is still a great deal.”

In December 2016, Congress approved legislation, the National Park Service Centennial Act, that raises fees and sets up an endowment
to help pay for projects and visitor services. The cost of the senior pass has not been increased since 1994 when it jumped to $10.


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Re: National Park Lifetime Senior Pass to Increase

Post by Wolfie666 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:56 pm

Damn, good thing I just got mine!

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Post by coolrogue1 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:41 pm

Luckily being disabled I got the Access Pass for free and it's good for my lifetime. I get myself and up to 3 other people in with my pass, works whether in a car or on the bike...
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Post by Mountain rider » Sun May 28, 2017 12:21 am

I'm so glad I saw this! The wife and I have talked about getting one for some time but never seemed to get it done. Jumped on line tonight and did the deed. We live so close to Yellowstone and Grand Teton, but it seems like it blows the budget every time we go. This brings it back to reality with the biggest expenses now being gas and a Buffalo burger in West Yellowstone. :)

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Post by cardinal » Sun May 28, 2017 6:43 pm

coolrogue1 wrote:Luckily being disabled I got the Access Pass for free and it's good for my lifetime. I get myself and up to 3 other people in with my pass, works whether in a car or on the bike...
Is the Disabled Person pass different than the Senior Pass? I have NEVER been able to get anyone in that wasn't on my bike or in the car with me.

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Post by coolrogue1 » Sun May 28, 2017 9:37 pm

cardinal wrote: Is the Disabled Person pass different than the Senior Pass? I have NEVER been able to get anyone in that wasn't on my bike or in the car with me.
It may well be different, I can only say that I did get some friends in that were on a different bike one time....I can't even say that I could do it again, I know it works if everyone is in/on the same vehicle. It even got me in for 1/2 rate at state parks in Missouri, but not in Arizona, go figure...It really works well when at a National Monument IE: Montezuma's Castle where it got 4 people in at no charge all I had to do is show my ID...

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Post by cardinal » Sun May 28, 2017 9:59 pm

It might just depend on the mood of the Ranger at the gate. We've just been waved through with out even showing our card, when there is a long line waiting to get in.

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Post by offcenter » Tue May 30, 2017 8:01 pm

I picked up my pass at a nearby National Park Office a couple of weeks ago.
The woman at the desk who took care of me said that the price would be
going up in October of this year.


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