$10 Lifetime Access to National Parks for Seniors 62+ – Ending This Month!

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$10 Lifetime Senior Pass

Did you know that if you are 62 or older, you can get a lifetime pass to the National Parks and National Lands for just $10?! Well, that is going to change by the end of this month (August 28th, 2017) according to the AARP, so now is the time to get your pass if you qualify for this lifetime pass. Or make sure to tell a friend, parent, grandparent and more about this pass so they can take advantage!

It sounds like the Senior Lifetime Pass will be going up to $80 later in 2017, an annual pass will be $20, (no specific date yet) so make sure to get this pass soon at $10! The $10 rate is if you go in person to get the pass or if you want to send for it to be mailed to you, you will need to add an extra $10 for it to be mailed & processed.

Where to Purchase:

If you purchase it in person, then it is just $10. Check out the list of locations you can purchase in person, including National Parks, National Forest Service ranger stations, and other federal lands such as the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge (for those of you who are local to Puget Sound). Follow the instructions online to purchase your pass online.

This Senior lifetime pass can be used at these types of lands::

  • National Park Service
  • National Forest Service
  • Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Bureau of Reclamation

Who can be admitted with the Senior Pass::

The pass owner will be admitted and passengers in a non-commerical vehicle (if it is a per-vehicle fee area). If it’s a per-person fee area, the pass will include the pass owner and up to 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults. {Children under 16 are always admitted free}

The pass may also offer a discount on “expanded amenity fees” such as camping, swimming, boat launch & guided tours – but the possible discount will depend on the location, so make sure to ask about that.

Don’t forget that 4th graders can get an annual pass for FREE right now!

Here’s a few trip ideas to Mt Rainier for local readers:

A trip we took with my family to Mt Rainier’s Grove of the Patriarch Trail, a fun hike to do at Mt Rainier.

Tips for Visiting a National Park during the Off-Season –  These are general tips for visiting any National Park in the off-season, with specific ideas for Mt Rainier






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