Thanks - A nice reminder to take advantage of what our great country has to offer!

GOD Bless America!

Even if you cannot take advantage of free days, visiting these national parks is awesome. Thanks OP

Get a LIFE PASS for a senior for $10 and go anytime for free for the rest of their life. They would love to get out too.

Senior Pass $10 Lifetime 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 this application form.
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.
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 concessioners.

A pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. A pass covers entrance and standard amenity fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person). Children age 15 or under are admitted free.

cybert19 said:   
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.

Is it $10 in person somewhere?

Generally at the major park entrances like Yosemite and Yellowstone. All NPs should have em, but some are understaffed, so don't be surprised if there's nobody manning the booth. If that's the case, the Visitor Centers might have em too.

A friend bought one a couple of years ago at Crater Lake in Oregon.


First fee-free entrance day is Monday, 1/21.

*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

Can anyone explain the "third party fees" noted above? that seems a bit strange to me.

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