Big price hike coming for seniors' National Parks lifetime passes

  • Big price hike coming for seniors' National Parks lifetime passes

Big price hike coming for seniors' National Parks lifetime passes

According to the National Park Service, the summit elevation of Denali is 20,320 feet and is the highest mountain peak in North America. "If you do choose to buy the annual pass at 20 dollars, after 4 years, it converts automatically to a lifetime pass".

The increase is the first since 1994.

In August, new America the lovely lifetime senior passes will begin being issued, but for $80.

Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott suggests anyone 62 or older and thinking about buying a National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass do so before August 28 at Bandelier.

The fee increase will fund investments in maintenance projects at national parks and federal recreational lands nationwide. Those who buy that yearly pass for four years can trade them in for a lifetime pass.

The passes cover entrance and standard amenity (day-use) recreation fees and provide discounts on some expanded amenity recreation fees.

Will the benefits of my Senior Pass change? At a per-person fee site, the pass admits the pass holder and three other adults.

The senior pass can be used at sites 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.

No. All benefits of the current Senior Pass stay the same.

If lost or stolen, a new pass will need to be purchased.

Those who purchase the $10 pass before the fee increase August 28 will be able to use them without an additional charge. Visit the USGS store to buy the pass online or find instructions for purchasing by mail.