National Parks lifetime senior pass price hike coming Monday

There are only a few days left to snag a great deal for people 62 years old or older.

The National Parks Service currently offers a lifetime pass to more than 2,000 federal parks and sites to people who are 62 or older for just $10, but as of Monday the price raises to $80.

The lifetime pass has been offered for $10 since 1994, and the National Parks Service says it is increasing the cost now due to legislation stating the cost of the lifetime Senior Pass must equal the cost of an annual America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass, which currently costs $80.

The additional revenue will be used to enhance the visitor experience in parks, according to NPS.

Anyone who currently has a Senior Pass, or buys one before Monday, will still be able to use their passes as they are lifetime passes and remain valid.

The Senior Pass can be purchased in person at federal recreation sites, online through the USGS store, by mail, or by phone by dialing 888-ASK USGS (1-888-275-8747), extension 3 (Hours of operation are: 8 am to 4 pm Mountain Time).

Passes will be honored at the $10 rate if they are postmarked by August 27 or if submitted online before 11:59 PM EST on August 27.

Find out more about the Senior Pass here.

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