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Old 01-01-2017, 05:50 PM   #71
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I may have missed a previous post that mentioned it, but for those that haven't heard, the cost of the lifetime US National Park Senior Pass is going from $10.00 to $80.00 sometime in 2017. The change made it through congress & was signed by the president...
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Old 01-01-2017, 06:08 PM   #72
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I may have missed a previous post that mentioned it, but for those that haven't heard, the cost of the lifetime US National Park Senior Pass is going from $10.00 to $80.00 sometime in 2017. The change made it through congress & was signed by the president...
Was that confirmed as being true? I thought there was some question and that it might be just another bogus internet report.
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Old 01-01-2017, 09:54 PM   #73
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I can't find anything to be sure. I see one apparently reliable site saying that the president has signed it but the question is where that person's information came from.
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Seems to be true.

Cost of National Parks Lifetime Pass Increases - AARP
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Old 01-02-2017, 03:14 PM   #75
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Thanks to the moderator for deleting the political comments.
I get too much of that almost every where else.
Lets camp more and politic less
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Old 01-02-2017, 03:21 PM   #76
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Totally agree

Why is it lately or is it just me but it seems a lot of topics end up going down that rabbit hole

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Old 01-02-2017, 04:49 PM   #77
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We no longer go to Wisconsin because of their fees. We used to go about every other year when our daughter lived there, but when we had to pay $5 more for a day pass than residents to go to a state park we decided no more. It was about $15 for the day if I remember correctly. Camping a whole lot more. They are a very anti-tourism state with their high fuel costs usually about 20 cents more than neighboring states and park fees. We can camp in a private park for half of a state park and have full hookups and security. That is what we did last year when we went through WI to see the USS Cobia Museum. In TN the state park entry fee was free when we went and camping was $25.
Plus the Wisconsin park sticker / entrance sticker is only good for that calender year not for one year after the date is was issued as in many states .
If you buy a park sticker on November 1st of 2016 it expire on Dec 31st of 2016 or a total of two months and the fee is not prorated.
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Thanks to the moderator for deleting the political comments.
I get too much of that almost every where else.
Lets camp more and politic less
I agree. Thanks
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I would love to camp but...

I would love to camp but...It's January....and 16 degrees
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Dr. Spock was once credited with being an authority on raising children.
It seems that the last couple of generations have succeeded beyond all expectations.
My grandfather taught me that we aught to be raising adults instead.
I miss him some days!
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The AARP article notes that the current $10 pass will continue to honored, so I'm glad we just got one at Everglades National Park. Even so, I wouldn't mind paying more to help our park system.
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The AARP article notes that the current $10 pass will continue to honored, so I'm glad we just got one at Everglades National Park. Even so, I wouldn't mind paying more to help our park system.
Read the Bill as it was oroposed and was published in the CFR
Assuming that the money will benefit the parks maybe a false assumption .
The author of the bill is not a fan of the NPS , BLM ,
or the NFS . Stated purpose and actual intent are not always the same thing . Note the ties to private money / control.
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The $10 lifetime pass will still be good after the price goes up so if you are over 62 and might want a pass now would be a good time to purchase it before the price increase. There is an additional $10 fee for mail in applications according to the NPS online documentation.


Should be able to recoup the $20 by using it a couple of times, and if not it is not a lot of money to "lose" if you don't use it. I think it covers up to 3 people not over 62 that are in the company of the pass holder. So just taking a couple grand kids to a national park or national monument you get some savings.


Price has been the same since it was last raised in 1994. Not sure if raise is right amount or has good intentions or what have you but 12 years is a long time for the price to remain the same.
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We went today and got Debbie her Senior Pass, of course they would not believe she was old enough, but they skeptically accepted her driver's license as proof.
It was still $10. They did confirm that the Bill has been passed and must wait for a POTUS signature before being law. After that she said it would take time to rewrite the rules to accommodate the new law. She said anywhere from six mos to two years after signing.
So, it is technically not yet inevitable, but likely, so if you are an American citizen or a permanent resident and 62 years old or getting close.... better run out ASAP and get your Senior Pass at today's rate.

OH! If lost, as the rules stand today, you must buy a new one, so guard it closely. Not sure what the new rule will be.
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