Dear US friends age 62 and over: Do you already have a National Parks pass? If not, now’s the time to get one! It gives you access to 2,000+ national parks for the rest of your life. (The lifetime pass will not need to be renewed.)
August 28 2017, the price goes up to $80, but right now it’s still only $10 if you can get it onsite, or $20 if you do it online/by mail.
This is a list of all the sites, so you can see if there’s one close to you: https://store.usgs.gov/s…/default/files/PassIssuanceList.pdf
And here’s where to order it online: https://yourpassnow.com/Park…/…/senior/SeniorPassInfoCollect
The pass admits you and everyone in your car (or 3 other adults) so you can use it with your friends, grandkids, etc. This is one of those things where you might not use it right away, but it’s better to have and not spend another $70 later.
Please tell your friends! Our National Parks are a tremendous resource, which our current administration is trying to dismantle and sell off to private companies. The more we use these parks, and show our support for public spaces, the better chance we have to protect at least some of them. I grew up near Yosemite, CA, and made some of my best memories there. I want everyone else to have that same opportunity.