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National Parks Pass
Exploring the national parks with loved ones is a bargain once you qualify for a discounted pass.
Exploring the national parks with loved ones is a bargain once you qualify for a discounted pass.
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An annual "America the Beautiful" pass good for U.S. national parks and federal recreation lands costs most people $80. But not if you're 62 or older, in which case a lifetime membership costs only $10. As an added bonus, the pass also applies to a car of non-senior adults as long as the pass holder is aboard. Not at a drive-in area? Up to three adults can accompany the pass holder without paying. The pass also cuts 50 percent off most in-park amenities, including camping, swimming and boat launch.

This replaces the former "Golden Age" passport. Travelers can pick the pass up in person at the entrance to any national park.