Seniors: Get Your $10 Lifetime National Parks Pass Before the August Price Hike

The National Parks pass website is overwhelmed with requests from seniors who want to buy the lifetime pass for $10 before the price increases to $80 August 28.

Instead of buying the pass online, older people are encouraged to buy it at one of the parks instead. That's because it could take up to six weeks to receive the pass through the mail.

It's not just national parks. The National Park Service said the $10 Senior Pass provides access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by five federal agencies, including the Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

Here is a list of the National Parks that the pass will get you into.

Those who are 62 years of age and older can use the pass for their entire lives. Most entry fees at individual national parks are around $25-$35, so over time the card saves you a lot of money. The card hasn't increased in cost since 1994.

The additional revenue will be used to enhance parks and make necessary repairs needed. The fee increase was approved by Congress in 2016. That same legislation also approved a senior annual pass for $20.

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