Monday, June 26, 2017

Time to Buy a U S Parks Senior Pass

If you are 62 or over and don't have a national parks senior pass, you should consider getting one.

It costs $10 and is good for your lifetime and allows you and up to three other adults (children under 16 always free) in your vehicle into national parks for free.

The price is going up to $80 sometime this year. A friend told me the hike will be beginning in July, but what I could find online just says sometime in 2017.

Here's a link to what it does: About the Senior Pass

Here's a list of sites that issue the pass for $10.00.

If you don't want to go out to get it, you can order it online at the usgs.gov store for $20.00 ($15.00 for the packet and $5.00 shipping).

You have to provide ID that you are 62 or over. You can upload a copy of your passport or driver's license on a link they provide.

7 comments:

MAX Redline said...

Yep! I plan to pick one up in Newport in a couple of weeks. Big savings on a trip to, say, Crater Lake.

T. D. said...

If my friend hadn't mentioned it, I would have missed out. Glad you have it on your list too, Max.

OregonGuy said...

Thanks for the heads up!

Heading to Lewis and Clark to get mine.
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MAX Redline said...

I assume that if I know about it, everyone does. You can buy those at Newport lighthouse, downtown Portland (which I avoid like plague), and other areas around the state.

T. D. said...

Glad is was helpful, OG. And Max, half the practical suggestions I get seem to come from you giving me a heads up. And it was worth it to me to pay the $10 in extra fees to avoid downtown Portland (not to mention the time of not physically traveling).

MAX Redline said...

Probably a good idea to pay the extra to avoid downtown Portland, TD - I'm thinking of heading to Bonneville to pick one up before they increase the price!

T. D. said...

Neat! It has been a long time since I've toured there. Always fascinating.