Federal Parks Lifetime Pass For Seniors ONLY $10 (Huge $70 Savings)

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Senior Hip2Savers – Don’t Miss This!

Through August 27th, anyone 62 or older can head over here and snag a Lifetime Pass w/ access to ALL Federal parks, lands and water for only $10 (plus a $10 processing fee if you order online!). Don’t wait as this Senior Lifetime Pass will increase to a whopping $80 plus a $10 online processing fee on August 28th!

The lifetime pass provides access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies. It gives access to the pass owner and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle at Federally operated recreation sites across the country. PLUS, 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.

NOTE: Due to the increased sales in Senior Passes, online ordering is backlogged. You can still apply and pay for your pass and use your order confirmation to get into sites. Or you can opt to obtain a pass in person at a federal recreation site or through the mail using the application form here.

On the fence? Check out these reader comments!

This senior lifetime pass is VERY useful especially for my family. Both my grandparents got it.. we have 9 people in our family including them. Each pass covers a car’s admission and parking, so it saves a lot of money! Definitely consider getting it if you are of age or know someone in your family who is!


I got mine the day I turned 62. It also cover up to 3 guests entrance fees. For instance, I live near a national monument that I use as a hiking trail. There is not an auto check point. You just park in the parking lot and go into the visitor center to gain access to the monument. Can take 3 other people with me for free. There is no downside and simple process to obtain the pass.


Used ours at Civil War battlefields, Carlsbad Caverns, and Grand Canyon. Pass includes passengers in your car – my son, his wife , my husband and I all got in free at Grand Canyon.


Thanks so much for posting this. I sent hubby over to the nearest national park today and he got his card for $10 (no processing fee) after about a 10 minute wait. So for $10 we get into the parks for free for the rest of his lifetime – what a great deal!

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Comments 10

  1. Monica

    Make sure you double check the NPS websites to see if the federal park office you’re wanting to purchase a senior pass has any available for purchase! Last week my husband was finally old enough to purchase a senior lifetime pass but all the locations in Ohio were sold out (which can be verified online). Luckily you can still purchase the $10 senior lifetime pass online for $20 ($10 for the pass & $10 for the processing fee).
    I believe you can still purchase $10 senior lifetime pass at a park but you won’t get your pass immediately, and you can only use the temp pass/receipt at that one park until your permanent pass arrives. Since we are planning on visiting several parks this fall we bit the bullet and paid $20 for the $10 lifetime senior pass. Still a great deal!

  2. Lo

    Ive been telling every older person i know!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Awesome!

  3. MelWall

    Thanks! My mom and dad just got theirs!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re so welcome!

  4. Jeanna

    Too bad my parents won’t be 62 until July 2018/January 2019! 🙁 They would have loved this. They have even flown out to the west coast to go camping.

  5. Peggy

    I have a question, what if the senior die, can his son/daughter(age 55) use the Pass?

  6. Chelsey Gray

    Where can you find out where the places to purchase in person are?

    • Monica

      https://store.usgs.gov/sites/default/files/PassIssuanceList.pdf
      Some locations have sold out of the senior lifetime passes so I suggest you check with a specific location before traveling. For us it made better sense to order online since we will be traveling this fall to several national parks. Thankfully the park systems have temporarily changed their regulation regarding needing the actual pass in order to use it. With the large backlog in passes they are allowing the online order confirmation to be used as a temp pass until they catch up with all the new senior lifetime passes!

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