Buy Lifetime Senior Pass (Golden Geezer) To National Parks Before Price Increase

You Want The ‘Golden Geezer’ Card If You Go To National Parks

Age does have some perks – generally a discount. One of the discounts not many people know about is a cheap, lifetime access to national parks So, nobody likes to see the cost of a Lifetime Senior Pass to access National Parks increase from $10 to $80 – shortly.

Just What Is The Lifetime $10 (Well, Really $20) Senior Pass?

  • For U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over.
  • May be obtained in person at a federal recreation site or through the mail using the application form.
  • Provides entrance or access to pass owner and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle at Federal operated recreation sites across the country.
  • Photo identification may be required to verify ownership.
  • Passes are NON-REFUNDABLE, NON-TRANSFERABLE, and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.
  • The cost of obtaining a Senior Pass through the mail is twenty dollars ($20). Ten ($10) for the Senior Pass and ten ($10) for processing the application. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship. If you cannot order a Senior pass online, you can submit a Lifetime National Park Pass Paper Application by mail to the USGS using the paper application and enclosing the same documents and $20 fee.
  • May provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services
  • Generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by vendors.
  • Additionally, you may receive other discounts on sites managed by the Bureau of Land Management, US Fish & Wildlife Service and the US Army Corp of Engineers.
  • Some state trail heads will accept this card. Not all ‘state’ parks honor this national pass, ie, the State of Washington State Parks does not recognize this card.

Why Is The Lifetime $10 Senior Pass Increasing To $80.

The short answer… thank your congress. While the exact date of the price hike hasn’t been revealed, act now. There is up to a six week backlog for ordering.

Questions About The Lifetime Pass To National Parks?

For questions about the pass, contact 1-888-ASK-USGS and press 3. (888-275-8747, option 3), or

Want To Purchase The National Park Lifetime Pass?

Go the America the Beautiful – National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass