Grant in 1872 followed by mackinac national park in 1875. It also provides the pass owner a discount on some amenity fees such as camping.
The united states has 62 protected areas known as national parks that are operated by the national park service an agency of the department of the interior national parks must be established by an act of the united states congress a bill creating the first national park yellowstone was signed into law by president ulysses s.
National parks 62 years old. As part of the american the beautiful national parks and federal recreational lands pass program u s. Learn more about the changes what they mean for you and how the additional funds will be used. With more than 90 of the park located on coastal islands exploring acadia s resources by water is a must do.
Acadia national park also known as the crown jewel of the north atlantic coast is a 47 000 acre recreation area in maine. It provides access to recreation areas managed by six federal agencies including national parks. You may already be aware of this but once you turn 62 you are eligible for a lifetime america the beautiful national parks pass at the low one time cost of 10.
For national park access for the rest of your life. National parks senior discount. Washington the national park service sells a lifetime pass to anyone 62 years old or older for 10 but that soon will change.
Well we have good news. This senior pass to national parks and lands offers benefits to you and your traveling companions. The pass can be used at over 2000 federal recreation sites across the nation including national parks national wildlife refuges and many national forest lands.
On august 28 2017 the price of the america the beautiful the national parks and federal recreational lands senior pass increased for the first time since 1994 the additional revenue will be used to enhance the visitor experience in parks. The senior pass is a card available to u s. Here s the official language.
Attracting over 3 5 million visitors a year it s one of the top 10 most visited national parks in the u s. National parks offers a senior discount for adult customers 62 and older which includes. 62 parks traveler see some of the world s oldest trees at great basin while most bristlecone pines are between 2 000 and 3 500 years old a special few can live to be nearly 5 000 and they re.
10 lifetime pass and 50 off on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping swimming boat launch and specialized interpretive services. Citizens or permanent residents who are at least 62 years old can purchase a senior pass for a one time processing fee of 10 as of 2017. Are you 62 years old or older.
Citizens and permanent residents who are 62 years and older. Nowadays they are generally good at national parks national monuments national forests national historic sites national recreation areas and so on. The senior pass allows access to all 417 national parks and more.