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Seniors Save Big, Kids Go Free, and Everyone Wins

Affordable US National Park Service Access

Gear Up for Adventure with Discounted National Park Passes!

Hitting the road for some epic national park adventures?

Great news! The US National Park Service offers a variety of affordable passes that unlock a world of outdoor exploration and stunning natural beauty.

Here's how you (or someone you know) can experience America's incredible landscapes for less:

  • Golden Years Pass (Lifetime - $80): For our amazing seniors aged 62 and over, this incredible deal provides a lifetime of entry to all national parks managed by the National Park Service, along with standard amenity fees (think day-use fees for campgrounds, swimming areas, etc.) at national forests, wildlife refuges, and other federal lands.

According to the National Park Service, in 2023, over 1 million Golden Age Lifetime Senior Passes were sold, highlighting their popularity.

  • Military Pass (Lifetime - $10): A heartfelt thank you to our active military personnel and veterans! This lifetime pass grants free entry to all national parks and standard amenity fees at other federal recreation sites.

The National Park Service doesn't publicly disclose the number of Military Passes issued, but their dedication to veterans and active military is evident in their ongoing partnerships with veteran service organizations.

  • Every Kid Outdoors Pass (Free - Annual): Inspiring the next generation of nature lovers! This free annual pass allows any current 4th grader free entry to all national parks and other federal lands. It's a fantastic way to spark a love of the outdoors in young minds.

The Every Kid Outdoors program has been a resounding success, with over 1.6 million passes issued since its launch in 2015 ().

  • Access Pass (Free - Lifetime): Ensuring inclusivity for all, the National Park Service offers a free lifetime pass for US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. This pass grants entry to national parks and standard amenity fees at other federal recreation sites.

The National Park Service is committed to providing equal access to all visitors. While the number of Access Passes issued isn't readily available, their ongoing efforts to improve accessibility within parks demonstrate this commitment.

Beyond the Savings

National park passes aren't just about saving money, they're also a significant contribution to the parks themselves. In 2023, entrance fees from all sources generated over $1.2 billion in revenue for the National Park Service. This revenue directly supports critical park operations, maintenance, visitor services, and educational programs.

So, by getting a pass, you're not only treating yourself to an unforgettable adventure, but you're also helping to ensure these cherished landscapes are preserved for generations to come.

Ready to Explore?

Head over to the National Park Service website to learn more about these amazing pass options and start planning your next national park adventure!

With breathtaking scenery, diverse ecosystems, and endless opportunities for exploration, America's national parks are waiting to be discovered.

Grab your pass, lace up your hiking boots, and get ready to experience the wonders of the natural world!