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Old 12-08-2016, 06:50 PM   #1
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US National Parks Senior Pass

For those of us that do not already have the $10 lifetime geezer pass, might want to get one soon. Our friends in Washington are looking to bump it up to $80. A good deal either way, but saving $70 isn't a bad thing to do.

From H.R.4680
Sec. 102) The Department of the Interior (for a federal land management agency) and the Department of Agriculture (for the Forest Service) shall make the National Parks and Federal Lands Pass available to any U.S. citizen or person residing in the United States who is 62 years of age or older for:
  • a period of 12 months from the date of issuance at a cost of $20; and
  • the lifetime of the passholder at a cost (currently $10) equal to the cost of the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass.
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:20 PM   #2
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For me the horrible news is that in five more months I qualify for the senior pass and for SS.
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:41 PM   #3
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For me the staggering reality is that I've had mine for seven years now. I visited one of my old park shops today. Neither of the two guys there knew me and both were born after I started with the city in 1985. I was able to identify a picture from the 50s. It was a park guy feeding a banana to some Capuchins at Bever Park. They were impressed. ( or just being kind to an old guy.)
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:47 PM   #4
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Too bad the US will not let Canadians get them. It would definitely bring more retired Canadians to the National Parks. Next year when our National Parks are free for the year, we extended that to everyone, from outside the country too.
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:55 PM   #5
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For me the horrible news is that in five more months I qualify for the senior pass and for SS.
No, that is not horrible news. Just look in the obituaries at all of those who have died younger than you are. Every birthday you celebrate is very good news. Loren
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Old 12-08-2016, 10:12 PM   #6
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Too bad the US will not let Canadians get them. It would definitely bring more retired Canadians to the National Parks. Next year when our National Parks are free for the year, we extended that to everyone, from outside the country too.
Pointing out again, that doesn't mean free camping. Just free to drive through the national parks and maybe have lunch at a picnic table.
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Old 12-08-2016, 10:30 PM   #7
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You forgot 50% off campground fes at F.S. campgrounds.
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You forgot 50% off campground fes at F.S. campgrounds.
It's this just for US citizens too?
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I just got mine!
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It's this just for US citizens too?
Only valid with U.S. Geezer Pass. Maybe you can get a C.C.G. (Canadian Cousin Geezer ) Pass
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