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Monday, July 10, 2017

National Parks Senior Pass Jumps To $80 August 28

Now we know.

Above, Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

For months, we've known that the lifetime Senior Pass to the national parks will jump from its current price of $10 to $80, but we didn't know when it would take effect.

The Sierra Star has reported that the date the price increase (still a bargain) will take effect on August 28.

They wrote:
In order to meet requirements set by legislation passed by Congress in December 2016, the price of the America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass will increase from $10 to $80. The change will take effect Aug. 28. 
Pass holders are given lifetime access to more than 2,000 sites and parks. The fee increase will support critical investments in maintenance projects at national parks and federal recreational lands nationwide. 
The Senior Pass has cost $10 since 1994. Until Aug. 28, U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are 62 years or older can purchase the lifetime Senior Pass for $10. Previously purchased lifetime Golden Age or Senior Passes will be honored for the lifetime of the pass holder.
If you are age 62 and old between now and August 27, now is the time to get one at $10 (or $20 if you get it online).

So get out of your rocking chairs and get yours now!

To read more, go here.

Places where you can buy your pass:

https://store.usgs.gov/sites/default/files/PassIssuanceList.pdf

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