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Last Call for Senior Passes

Grand Canyon

I’ll quote from an emailed notification:

On August 28, 2017, the price of the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass will increase from $10 to $80. This increase is a result of the Centennial Legislation P.L. 114-289 passed by the US Congress on December 16, 2016 and is the first increase since 1994.

The lifetime Senior Passes provide access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by six federal agencies:

  • National Park Service
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • US Forest Service
  • US Army Corps of Engineers

The passes cover entrance and standard amenity (day-use) recreation fees and provide discounts on some expanded amenity recreation fees. For more details about the pass, visit Changes to the Senior Pass.

To purchase this pass any federal recreation site, including national parks, that charges an entrance or standard amenity (day-use) fee. You can also purchase online or through the mail from USGS; an additional $10 processing fee will be added to the price. Visit the USGS store.Read more…

When Haste Saves Money

The country has plenty worth getting out and seeing.

The country has plenty worth getting out and seeing.

Thanks to an Escapees Club newsletter I received, I can update you on our government at work. As the great humorist Will Rogers claimed, “This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.”

If you are age 62 or more, congratulations. Not everyone makes it. In recognition of your achievement, Congress just passed on December 10th a bill that will bump the cost of a lifetime America the Beautiful Senior Pass from $10 to $80. The AtB Pass allows you free access to federal lands controlled by the Forest Service, the National Park Service, the Fish & Wildlife Service, The Bureau of Land Management, the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, and the Bureau of Reclamation. It gets you through the pay gate (when present) at places such as the Read more…

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