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Passes by Mail

Reprinted from PN January 2012

Convenience is the name of the game for Senior and Access passes to the national parks.

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Lifetime passes to America’s national parks for senior citizens and Americans with disabilities are now available through the mail.

National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis says the Senior Pass and the Access Pass will still be available at national parks but believes making the passes available by mail makes them more convenient for everyone to buy.

“National parks have a lot to offer,” says Jarvis. “Many parks, including Yellowstone, Shenandoah, and Denali, have trails that are accessible to people with limited mobility and to wheelchair users. We also have many accessible camping and picnic areas.”

The Senior and Access passes provide admission to, and use of, federal recreation sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees. Pass users also receive a 50% discount on some amenity fees for activities like camping and launching a boat. They are available to citizens and permanent residents of the United States age 62 or more or who have permanent disabilities regardless of age.

The “Senior” and “Access” versions of the America the Beautiful Pass —the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass—are good for a lifetime. The Access Pass is free, and the Senior Pass is just $10. There is a $10 processing fee to receive either pass by mail.

For more information, visit nps.gov/fees_passes.htm or store.usgs.gov/pass/index.html.

 

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