Seniors, those 62 years or older, can purchase a lifetime Senior Park Pass to all national parks for the cheap price of $10. That is until August 28, 2017 when the price increases to $80.
Officially called the “America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass” will see its first price increase since 1994.
The reason for the price increase is due to legislation passed by Congress on December 16, 2016. which has required the cost to be equal to the annual America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass (non-senior), which is currently $80.
There is a cheaper option, at only $20, that allows for an annual Senior Pass verses lifetime entrance. The other good news is if you have purchased four annual Senior Park Passes in the past 4 years, those can be traded in for a lifetime pass (to equal the $80 cost).
All current Senior Park Passes will remain valid, but if you don’t have yours and would like one–do it now! The $10 pass will only be available through the end of August 2017.
For additional information regarding the Senior Park Pass and what other benefits it offers, please visit the National Park Service website.