Currently if you are a U.S. citizen and 62 or older, you can get a lifetime pass to all national parks for $10 at your nearest national park. Not near a park? It will cost you $20 by mail. There’s about a six week waiting period so get it NOW.
Because on October 1, 2017 the cost of a senior lifetime pass will go up to $80. That’s right. $80. You can thank REPUBLICAN senator Udall from Utah.
Here’s information on the passes: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm
If you are permanently disabled, the pass is still free. But knowing our current congress, I wouldn’t count on that continuing either.
I have my pass but will be buying a second one and keeping it in a very safe place just in case my first is lost. Because if I lose it, I’d have to pay for another. At $80, not likely.
Nice to see our public servants are looking out for the public and making sure we have access to all of the public lands that we “own.”
See them now before they are all sold off or desecrated for private profit.