National Parks to increase Lifetime Senior Pass fee from $10 to $80

MGN Online

The increase is a result of the Centennial Legislation passed in December.

Then Senior Pass is a lifetime pass that gives people who are 62 or over, and citizens or permanent residents of the United States, lifetime access to more than 2,000 federal sites and parks nationwide, administered by the National Park Service and five other federal agencies.

The cost for a senior pass will jump from $10 to $80.

The increase starts on August 28.

Locally, the pass can be used to obtain free tours of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt Historic Site, the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site and the Vanderbilt Mansion Historic Site in Hyde Park. The first $10 million collected from senior pass sales goes to the fund and the money will go to projects and activities to further the mission and goal of the National Park Service. The legislation also introduces a new $20 Annual Senior Pass, which, if bought four years in a row, will be exchangeable for the lifetime pass. There are no annual or monthly fees. "Senior lifetime passes also have the additional benefit of having everyone in their auto admitted for free".

Of the 417 national parks, 118 have entrance fees ranging from $10 and $30 per vehicle. Seniors can also purchase online or by mail (postmarked by August 28), but will be charged an additional $10 processing charge.

As Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott said, "We hope people will drop by at the Bandelier Visitor Center, pick up their pass, and have a great day enjoying the park".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ed Sheeran posts Instagram picture after Game of Thrones cameo
Jul 18, 2017 - 11:55
The rest either watched on their digital video recorders or through the channel's streaming platforms HBO Go and HBO Now. In other Ed Sheeran cameo news, the 26-year-old Brit is also set to appear on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top White House hires Ty Cobb as in-house counsel on Russian Federation investigations
Jul 18, 2017 - 11:47
Trump Jr. hired an attorney of his own, Alan Futerfas, earlier in the week. Jared Kushner's lawyer taking the lead on the Russia-related matters.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ed Sheeran Had A Cameo Game Of Thrones Season 7 Premiere
Jul 18, 2017 - 11:42
If there is any consolation for his fans, at least, in GOT , his unnamed character still lives and has not been killed off. Judging by his blonde hair and soldier uniform, fans suspect he could pass on as a long-lost heir to House Lannister.

CyberArk Software Ltd. (NASDAQ:CYBR) Receives Equal Weight Rating from Morgan Stanley
Jul 18, 2017 - 11:22
The brokerage now has $45.00 target price on the technology company's stock, down from their prior target price of $63.00. In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Cyberark Soft Ord (NASDAQ:CYBR) has analysts' mean recommendation of 2.1.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Govt to give Visa to PoK resident Osama Ali for medical treatment
Jul 18, 2017 - 11:13
The case was brought to Swaraj's notice after a series of tweets from Saadik and several Twitter users from the two countries. She claimed that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir was "an integral part of India" and said , "Pakistan has illegally occupied it".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ed Sheeran Makes Cameo in 'Game of Thrones' Premiere
Jul 18, 2017 - 11:13
After his cameo, thousands of GoT fans took to social media to completely bash the Shape of You singer. Sheeran's episode is expected to air in January.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ed Sheeran Already Has His Next TV Cameo Lined Up
Jul 18, 2017 - 10:45
But the most furious fury was clearly spent on one aspect of the season premiere in particular - the cameo by pop star Ed Sheeran .

How Analysts Rated Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) Last Week?
Jul 18, 2017 - 10:44
Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 176,718 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,157,526.76. The modifications in laws and regulations, and competition from major integrated oil companies pose risks to the stock.

South Korea proposes rare military talks with North at Panmunjom
Jul 18, 2017 - 10:38
Tongilgak is a North Korean building at the Panmunjom truce village on the border used for previous inter-Korea talks. If they were to go ahead, they would be the first high-level talks since 2015, BBC reported .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Wall St opens flat in run-up to big earnings
Jul 18, 2017 - 10:34
The Dow Jones Small-Cap Value TSM Index closed at 9,656.71 for a gain of 31.68 points or 0.33%. With no major data due out on Monday, market participants also kept an eye on the oil prices.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Four-Star Forward Jerome Hunter Commits to Indiana Hoosiers
Jul 18, 2017 - 10:32
Miller and IN just received a commitment from a highly-touted Class of 2018 prospect, and they are now receiving another. He was ranked as the No. 44 overall prospect on the ESPN 100 and as the No. 15 small forward by 247 Sports .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The 10 funniest tweets about Ed Sheeran's 'infuriating' Game of Thrones cameo
Jul 18, 2017 - 10:32
In the upcoming 29 season, Sheeran will be playing a musician called Brendan and Lisa Simpson instantly falls in love with him. In March, showrunner David Benioff said Sheeran was cast because Williams was a "big fan" and they wanted to "surprise her".

Trump campaign paid lawyer now representing son $50000 in June
Jul 18, 2017 - 10:26
How do lawyers separate what that staffer is doing from the president? "We've been looking the other way for a long, long time ". Trump's speech at the White House continued his campaign message of building up American manufacturing.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jammu and Kashmir: Army officer shot dead by jawan in Uri sector
Jul 18, 2017 - 10:14
The deceased soldier has been identified as Major Shikhar Thapa of 71 Armoured Regiment of the 8 Rashtriya Rifles. Indian Army is likely to issue a statement today.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Woman investigated for breaking dress code in Saudi Arabia
Jul 18, 2017 - 10:05
Authorities are now looking into taking possible action against the model, the BBC reports, as the kingdom has a legally enforced modest dress code for women.