National Park Services is giving senior citizens and Americans with disabilities the option of purchasing a lifetime pass through mail, making it more convenient for many to visit the parks. The Senior Pass and Access Pass will also be available at national parks.
“National parks have a lot to offer,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “They are places to share with children, grandchildren, and other family members. They facilitate recreation and healthy living. Many parks, including Yellowstone, Shenandoah, and Denali, have trails that are accessible to people with limited mobility and to wheelchair users. We also have many accessible camping and picnic areas.”
In addition to admission, pass users enjoy a 50% discount on some amenity fees for activities like camping and launching a boat. The passes are available for U.S. citizens age 62 or older, or people with permanent disabilities regardless of age.
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