Want to grab a National Park Service lifetime pass for just $10? You’ll need to move fast, as from August 28 the cost of a Senior Pass will increase to eight times its current cost.
The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass allows US citizens or permanent residents over the age of 62 to benefit from free entrance to National Parks across the U.S., along with up to three adults. The pass has remained at the same price of $10 since its introduction in 1994, making this the first time in its history that a price increase has occurred.
This increase will be significant: from its current price of $10, the pass will increase to $80 as of August 28, 2017. So, if you’ve been considering buying one for yourself we’d recommend doing so before then.
An annual Senior Pass will also be available for $20; all current passes will also remain valid.
There are over 400 National Park Service sites across the US, each a great way to explore the wide variety of nature to found in the country. Of these, 118 charge entrance fees including Grand Canyon National Park and Joshua Tree National Park.
For more information about the upcoming changes, check out the National Park Service website.