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National Parks Senior Lifetime Pass To Jump From $10 to $80

National Park Service
Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska is home to unique volcanoes and wildlife, including bears.

The National Park Service's lifetime pass for seniors is set to increase from $10 to $80 on August 28 due to legislation that Congress passed last year.

The pass gives people who are 62 years and older lifetime access to more than 2,000 national parks, including those run by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.

The fee increase will fund investments in maintenance projects at national parks and federal recreational lands nationwide.

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The Senior Pass has cost $10 since 1994. Previously purchased senior passes will be honored, according to the National Park Service.

The pass can be purchased for $10 before August 28 at a national park or other federal recreation area. They can also be obtained by mail or online, but an additional $10 fee will be added for processing, for a total of $20.