Price Increase for Senior Parks Pass Starts Monday

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Published Friday, August 25, 2017
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by Chris Sorensen

The price for a lifetime senior National Park Service pass will be increasing Monday.

NPS has announced the price for the America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands pass will increase from $10 to $80 beginning Monday as required by legislation passed by congress in December last year. The price was last raised in 1994.

Federal legislation requires that the lifetime Senior Pass price be equal to the price of the America the Beautiful pass, resulting in the new increase. Lifetime passes issued before August 28, 2017, remain valid, however if a pass is lost or stolen, and new pass must be purchased at the current price.

Alternatively, an annual Senior Pass is available for $20, and is valid for one year from the date it is issued. Four annual passes can be exchanged for a lifetime Senior Pass.

Senior Passes are available to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents age 62 or older. The pass provides access to more than 2,000 recreation sites, and covers entrance and day-use fees. A senior pass can be used for free entrance for up to three additional adults traveling in the same vehicle.

Passes can be purchased online at https://store.usgs.gov/senior-pass.