Seniors have a month until $10 National Parks lifetime passes go up to $80

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Seniors have a month until $10 National Parks lifetime passes go up to $80

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Deborah Cannon
Big Bend National Park is one of Texas' most well-known parks.

Seniors 62 and over can visit some of America’s most beautiful national parks with the ridiculously good deal of $10 lifetime passes — at least until Aug. 28, when the cost of the pass makes a considerable jump to $80. A new option of a $20 annual pass will also become available at that time. 

To buy the pass before the August price hike, older folks have a few options. They can apply online at the National Parks Service website or through the mail. But the best way, according to the service, is to buy one at one of the many national parks it’s good at, as the parks service website is becoming overwhelmed with requests for the lifetime pass.

The pass gets seniors access to many of the country’s national parks for cheaper than they would with daily entry fees, which tend to run $25-$35. National parkland in Texas includes Big Bend National Park, Padre Island National Seashore and Guadalupe Mountains National Park. 

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