Seniors (62 and over) Can Get Free Pass to National Parks
Go here for information on any National Park: http://www.nps.gov/parks.html
Senior Citizen Shopping & Discounts
Senior Discounts to National Parks Have Changed
Golden Age Passport has been replaced for those 62
By David Smidt,
July 27, 2007 - There have been some recent changes
to the discounts available at national parks, monuments and historic
sites. Many of you may have been familiar with the former national park
discount programs. While not too much has changed, it is a good idea to
know about the differences, since visiting these areas can be a great
way to vacation without spending lots of money.
March 26, 2001 - With summer approaching, millions of seniors are beginning to think about getting outdoors. Visiting a national park is a popular choice and one reason is that those 62 or over can get in free with a Golden Age Passport...and get 50% off other fees.
The Golden Age Passport is a lifetime entrance pass for U.S. residents (62 or over) to national parks, monuments, historic sites, recreation areas, and national wildlife refuges that charge an entrance fee. The Golden Age Passport admits the pass signee and any accompanying passengers in a private* vehicle if a park has a per vehicle entrance fee. Where a per person entrance fee is charged, the Golden Age Passport admits the pass signee, spouse, and children.
The Golden Age Passport also provides a 50% discount on federal use fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, parking, boat launching, and tours. In some cases where use fees are charged, only the pass signee will be given the 50% price reduction.
The Passport is nontransferable and does not cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.
A Golden Age Passport must be obtained in person at a federal area where an entrance fee is charged. There is a one-time $10 processing charge to obtain the Golden Age Passport. It is available only to citizens or permanent residents of the United States who are 62 years of age or older. You must show proof of age, such as a state driver's license, birth certificate, or similar document.