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New Online Venue For Purchase Of Senior Pass To National Parks


New online option for purchasing Senior Pass to national parks/NPS

The National Park Service has partnered with digital government services provider NIC Inc. to offer an alternative online option for seniors to purchase their America the Beautiful – Senior Pass. The pass provides lifetime admission for U.S. citizens or permanent residents 62 years of age and older to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by six federal agencies.

Developed in conjunction with the National Park Service, YourPassNow provides a digital solution that allows visitors to purchase their park entrance passes online. YourPassNow will temporarily extend the same convenience of online purchasing to seniors when purchasing the Senior Pass.

Senior Passes may be purchased through YourPassNow. Each Senior Pass is priced at $10 through August 27. The cost increases to $80 on August  28.

Those who order a Senior Pass through YourPassNow will receive their passes by mail. Due to the high demand for the Senior Pass, passes will be received approximately 12 weeks after they are purchased. While recipients wait for the pass to arrive in the mail, they may use the emailed order confirmation as proof of pass purchase. At staffed park locations, individuals will also be required to present a government-issued photo ID.


Just wanted to note (since they've been mentioned) that not all national monuments are NPS.  Some are Forest Service, BLM, or even FWS.  I think NOAA even operates at least one.  I don't know which ones require entrance fees though.  I do remember at Mt St Helens NVM the Forest Service charged an admission fee for the Johnston Ridge Observatory that any pass covers.  In Giant Sequoia NM the only access to the more popular section is through a fee entrance to Sequoia NP or Kings Canyon NP.

Some of the places that sell the pass are Forest Service field offices.

How long does it take to receive confirmation?  I sent mine, postmarked August 26th, and mailed it on that day.  To date, I have not received confirmation.


My husband and I each applied on-line for the senior parks pass, at the beginning of summer and still have not received them, more than 12 weeks later.

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