Federal Parks Lifetime Pass For Seniors ONLY $10 (Price Will Increase to $80 on August 28th)

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Are you or someone you know 62 or older?

Through August 27th, head over here where anyone over the age of 62 can score a Lifetime Pass w/ access to ALL Federal parks, lands and water for just $10 plus a $10 processing fee. Be sure to snag this pass now as this Senior Lifetime Pass will increase to a whopping $80 plus a $10 processing fee on August 28th!

This Senior Pass provides entrance or access to the pass owner and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle at Federal operated recreation sites across the country. AND, it may provide a 50% discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch and specialized interpretive services.

This “Senior Pass” may be obtained online here, in person at a federal recreation site or through the mail using the application form found here. For questions about the pass, contact 1-888-ASK-USGS and press 3 (888-275-8747, option 3) or send an email to fedrecpass@usgs.gov.

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  1. Deb

    Just went on an Alaskan cruise. They have tons of national parks there. Saved us lots of money on entrance fees. Well worth the money now, even if you only visit 1 or 2 parks. I believe almost every state has at least one national park.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      How cool! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Americhick

    Awesome deal! Wish that I was old enough to take advantage of it! Shared on a facebook page for “RV”ers that I belong to! Much appreciated!!

  3. Laura Jean

    Oh my gosh, that picture above is quite interesting, It looks like the road has washed away in a landslide and a house slid into the water!! I guess I’ll steer clear of that park!
    Other than that, what a great deal for seniors!

    • Stefanie

      Oh my gosh, it does!!!

    • Joy

      The top photo is Yellowstone. No houses or roads slid into that. lol The photo is of a thermal pool. They are really awesome and a bucket list must see.

      • Stefanie

        The photo has been changed lol, it definitely had a road that seemed to fall off and what looked to be a house mostly submerged under water!

    • Sarah

      LOL!!! Nope, it’s just Yellowstone. I have been a number of times and it’s just beautiful!

      • Amber B

        LOL…Hip2Save changed the pictures…originally the woman in front of the tree was the top pic and the second pic was of a road that ended at the top of a cliff, in the water below was the house, submerged underwater.

        • Sarah

          Oh, haha! That makes so much more sense. I kept looking at the picture and trying to see the what she was seeing! Thanks for explaining! ๐Ÿ˜‚

  4. Rachel

    That is a huge jump in price.

  5. Ali

    Good to know they put a definite date on increase. I know a lot of seniors were rushing to get their pass the last few months because no one was sure when the increase would happen. Even if you are not senior, encourage those in your family who are to get the pass because you can benefit if you are with them when you enter! For example, crater lake fee is by car and if there is a senior with a pass in the car, the entire car qualifies. Similarly, Muir Woods allows seniors to bring a few non-seniors with them. My cousins and I are making our moms get them so we can benefit. One visit already pays for the pass!

  6. Amy

    I wish my mom was old enough for this. She would love it

  7. MikeD

    No way…. My dad turns 62 on September 3rd… Can’t believe he is missing it by a week ๐Ÿ™

    • Lindsey

      It says it will take them 9-12 wks to process so you may be ok? No way to know for sure if they’d catch it though. :/

  8. popcorngirl12

    Trying to get this but every time I try to proceed to checkout I have a problem. It says “Additional uncaught exception thrown while handling exception.” Anyone else having this problem?

    • Karen

      Having same issue! It will not process.

    • popcorngirl12

      Ok I just kept trying over and over and eventually everything went through. Took a few times all along the way, guess they’re swamped. Thanks for the post! My husband just turned 62 a few months ago so we’re pretty excited about this!

      • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

        Thanks for the update! You’re very welcome!

    • LibertyBelle

      Run down to your local Forest Service office and buy one there! Every office has Senior Passes. Call to make sure they have one since folks are becoming more aware the price is increasing!

  9. Joy

    From what I read it looks like you can waive the $10 processing fee if you sign up at a national park? Anyone tried this?

    • Lo

      Yes I signed up in park and there wasn’t a processing fee. HOWEVER, make sure the park you visit can do memberships. There’s a list on the website because not all parks do membership registration. Save the $$$ ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Teresa J Kittleson

      You can also go to a local Ranger Station if you have any near you without paying a processing fee.

    • Deb

      I wondered about that too. I was sure we only paid$10. We did sign up at a national park, though.

  10. Cleob

    This pass is accepted at U.S. Army Corp of Engineer recreation areas/campgrounds in Iowa. Get half price camping fee. Regular $20 fee, with pass just $10, and free entry to beaches. Just need one member in vehicle with the pass. Just did Iowa road trip and I highly recommend their spacious modern campgrounds. I think it is also accepted at national historic museums.

    • Nana Donna 2 6

      Active military and/or service-connected disability can also get a free pass by showing their VA card. Passes are being sold quickly. If you are near the Coralville/Iowa City Corps of Engineer Dam area, you can get the passes there, but call ahead to see if any are left. Once they are sold out, that’s it until the new passes come in at the higher fee. My husband picked up his on Monday morning and it was the busiest he’s ever seen in that office.

  11. Tammy S

    There is also another pass available (with similar benefits) for persons with disability. It is called the Access Pass. There is no required % of disability, just that it is permanent. I got one for my husband (Type 1 diabetic — permanent impairment of a major bodily function, in his case his endocrine system) with a letter from his doctor. The pass is free if you buy it in person at one of the places/parks listed on the website or $10 by mail. It took about 3 months to get his pass. (Do not lose it after the price increase, because replacement will be at full price $80.)

    • Lana

      Thanks for this information.

    • ohiogirl

      Wow,I didn’t realize Type 1 Diabetes falls under that category. My husband is Type 1. Maybe we should look into that option. Thank you

    • LibertyBelle

      You can also get the disability pass at your local Forest Service office. You will need proof of disability (a letter from a doctor, etc.) If you have any questions, call the office and they can tell you what you need.

  12. Heather C

    My husband is turning 48 in a few days and went to the dentist the other day. I was called his mom and I am 46โ€ฆ Does that count? ๐Ÿ˜œ

    • Donna


    • Love H2S

      Oh my! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Green Wall

      Lol, you should get some sort of break for that

  13. Linda Ledbetter

    My husband got this for our family. Used it this year at Yosemite for two days. Nice to have.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Glad to hear you have enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Chrissy

    I wish I could buy it now and use it in 30 years. Lol, by that time I maybe to tired and my body might be to broken to get the best experience out of these parks…

  15. Casandra

    Just bought my MIL one yesterday at Olympic National Park. Saved us $15 getting that vs a one time car use! There was no processing fee. Super simple process!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Awesome to hear that!

  16. CJ

    For the first time since I was 6, I wish I was older!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. Green Wall

    Is this age discrimination? Seems borderline ageist to me.?

    • Tricia Russell

      Gosh I hope you’re kidding here…

    • Deb

      Believe me, the DISadvantages of getting old outweigh the perks! Yes, a senior coffee at McDonalds is 63 cents, but your doctor bills expand exponentially! Lol

    • Deb

      I like to think of it as a return on investment for all the federal taxes I’ve paid over my lifetime! Lol

  18. Deanna Phillips Kristen

    I just tried this and the site appears to be malfunctioning somewhat. I was ordering for my mom and after entering my cc info, I clicked “continue to next step” which resulted in the order being placed. I chatted with support and it should have gone to a page to verify the age. I’m just going to do this on paper as their website is having a lot of issues.

    • LibertyBelle

      Please, just go to your local Forest Service office! They are everywhere, especially if you travel! Just walk in and ask for a Senior pass. Make sure you have your Driver License for proof of age, pay your $10.00 .. bam! there you have it. It’s also fun to look around and see what is happening in that area. I am a retired Forest Service Office Manager. I sold them all the time. I also discussed points of interest near our office. It was fun!

  19. Maureen Prentice

    I will be 62 on 8/19/2017, do I have to wait to apply?

    • LibertyBelle

      Yes, you have to be 62 when you buy it. You will be asked to show your D.L. or anything that proves your age.

  20. B. Clark

    This is as huge jump in price and is very wrong. Why don’t they raise it little by little over the years. Its just wrong!!!

    • LibertyBelle

      Yes, I just retired from the Forest Service. They have been talking about raising prices for a year or so. The wheels turn slowly. I agree, it is a shame to make it so expensive. I worked for the Forest Service, but didn’t always agree with policies.

  21. BJ

    It doesn’t take any time to process. My sister and I just got ours at Bryce Canyon National Park and all we had to do was hand the gate attendant our drivers license and the money. Then we signed the back of the card. Maybe it will change in the future and you’ll have to get your picture on it or something but not yet.

  22. Lee Thoni

    We have ordered our Senior Passes prior to the deadline and we have yet to receive them. Today is October 9th and our order was dated August 1, 2017. I’ve tried to call the suggested phone line only to be told the box is filled so I couldn’t leave a message. Our names are Lee S Thoni and Phyllis K Ritchie. Our address is 100 Clydesdale Trail, #121, Medina, MN 55340. Our phone number is 763/367-6037. Both of our credit card numbers were included on our order forms. Please contact us to see what is going on and when we will receive our passes. Thank you.

  23. peter h.song

    i wont to apply federal parks life time pass for seniors.

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