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SENIOR NATIONAL PARK & FEDERAL RECREATION PASS (610 members)

If you're 62+ you can buy a lifetime pass that will cut your camping fees at Corps. of Engineer campgrounds, and National Parks, in half.  It will also get you free entry to N... see more

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  • Bob & Shirl Thompson
    Bob & Shirl Thompson :
    You might want to save the link for future camping in exchange for your time.

    www.volunteer.gov
    • March 5
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    • Bob & Shirl Thompson
      Steve and Nancy Pace Do you volunteer and I am interested where you have volunteered in the past. 
      • June 21
    • Bob & Shirl Thompson
      Bob & Shirl Thompson I have not volunteered personally, but I would like too. It's just going to take a bit of convincing the little lady.
      • June 24
  • TumbleLees (Bill & Debbie)
    TumbleLees (Bill & Debbie) :
    Is the government shut down impacting anyone else’s winter warm weather plans? We’re full timers. We just discovered Fort Pickens, Pensacola, part of the National Seashore Park System.
    • January 21
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    • TumbleLees (Bill & Debbie)
      xctraveler We are not being directly impacted, but sure do feel for those who are. We are not planning to move off our site for a couple of months yet. I hope they have gotten their act together by then.
    • TumbleLees (Bill & Debbie)
      Donna and Roy I hope you aren't impacted 
      • January 21
    • TumbleLees (Bill & Debbie)
      Carl and Brenda Fort Pickens is a great place! Hope you can get in, if you have a reservation?
      • January 22
  • Steve and Nancy Pace
    Steve and Nancy Pace:
    Hello! We are newbies and excited to travel! We went to Rend Lake visitor's center and bought our passes for $10 each we showed our driver's license, easy- peasy!
    • September 28, 2017
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    • Debbie and Larry and 5 others like this.
    • Steve and Nancy Pace
      Carl and Brenda Great! The cost was supposed to go up to $80.00 August 30th so you got lucky!
      • September 28, 2017
    • Steve and Nancy Pace
      Pat & Joe I had read the cost increase was to happen in October. But I keep seeing different dates posted.
      • September 28, 2017
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      • Steve and Nancy Pace
        Carl and Brenda I was told October when I got mine in March but read August 30th in August. Who knows? Get it if you can for $10.00, but it is worth it at $80.00!
        • September 28, 2017
    • Steve and Nancy Pace
      Pat & Joe We both have one because if you lose it, you will need to pay $80 to replace it. But you're right, it's a bargain even at that price. Hide 1 Reply
      • Steve and Nancy Pace
        Carl and Brenda That's why I got mine even though spouse has one. Or if I happen to go without him?
    • Steve and Nancy Pace
      Bill & Ellen Best $10 we've ever spent. Made our m9ney back entering one National Park! I agree with Pat And Joe, it's a bargain at $80. Great investment if you plan on traveling.
    • Steve and Nancy Pace
      xctraveler We have three, my old one purchased 13 years ago, my wife has one and someplace along the way I picked up another, sort of by mistake :) I keep it separate from the others.
  • Traveling Sid
    Traveling Sid :
    After 3 months of waiting, today I finally received my Senior Pass! I applied by mail, my wife one month later applied online and received her pass 2 weeks ago.
    National parks here I come! :D
    • September 2, 2017
    • Debbie and Larry and 9 others like this.
    • Traveling Sid
      Momanddadsgetaways I applied for a pass 6 months ago and haven't received it yet. 
      • September 12, 2017
    • Traveling Sid
      Traveling Sid I think there must be a backlog. Hopefully yours will come soon.! I did a little dance when mine came  :)
  • The Kettles
    The Kettles:
    I'm sorta confused. My hubby and I went to the local Park office, showed US and got the Senior Pass for free.
    • August 19, 2017
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    • The Kettles
      Blodn1 Is one of you disabled?
      • August 19, 2017
    • The Kettles
      The Kettles Yes but we only did the Senior Pass.. didn't even show or ask for disabled
      • August 19, 2017
    • The Kettles
      The Kettles Duh..... that is supposed to say showed ID
      • August 19, 2017
    • The Kettles
      Kayo The Senior pass has not been free for 20 years, and requires a drivers license to verify age (62). Look at the pass and see if I doesn't say Access pass. In both cases, a drivers license must be presented at a NPS entrance station in order to prove owners...  more Hide 1 Reply
    • The Kettles
      The Kettles that should say VT near us
      • September 6, 2017
  • Blodn1
    Blodn1 :
    I've been to maybe 300 parks this year, and there is a shortage of passes at most of them. Homestead, where I'll watch the eclipse, seems to have ordered extra for the onslaught of people who will be there on Monday.
    • August 19, 2017
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  • Al and Louise
    Al and Louise:
    We just purchased a pass for my wife, this way we can use two passes for several friends and family.
    • August 19, 2017
    • Chick & Debby and 1 other like this.
    • Al and Louise
      Corgi Carriage - Dale & Sandi I have my Senior Pass. My wife won't be 62 until December. She's on SS disability though. Would that make her eligible now?
      • August 19, 2017
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    • Al and Louise
      Glamper Gwen I believe she would be eligible for the access pass.
      • August 19, 2017
    • Al and Louise
      Curt & Isabel Al and Louise; keep in mind that the senior pass will admit everyone in your vehicle. I've heard that if the card is falsely used it will be confiscated (don't know this for a fact tho'). Hide 1 Reply
      • Al and Louise
        Al and Louise Some Parks you have to pay inside at Visitor Center
        • August 27, 2017
    • Al and Louise
      Corgi Carriage - Dale & Sandi Ok, I did a little investigating. You HAVE to be 62 to be eligible for a Senior Pass.
      • August 19, 2017
    • Al and Louise
      Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) We also each have our own pass, both as a backup in case one gets lost, but also in case one of us needs to leave a park by ourselves, or travel alone for some reason.
  • Jack n Lynne
    Jack n Lynne:
    Hi, I got my senior pass. I'm going full time in October. Is there a list of just campgrounds that has electric water and sewer,, or not?
    • August 16, 2017
    • Jack n Lynne
      Curt & Isabel We're not FTers but when we plan a trip I always Google campgrounds near a particular NP or SP we'll be going to. I've only found 2 CG's within a NP that have hook ups. Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone and Colter Bay RV Park in the Grand Tetons. There may be...  more
    • Jack n Lynne
      Debbie and Larry You might be able to filter a list at the recreation.gov site.
      • August 17, 2017
    • Jack n Lynne
      Blodn1 I've camped at Hot Springs, Olympic, Pinnacles and the Gulf Islands National Seashore. There are others, too. All have hookups, and are great deals with the Senior Pass.
    • Jack n Lynne
      Bill & Ellen I purchased a book called "The Wright Guide to Camping with the Corps of Engineers " by Don Wright. It has a huge amount of information by state, with easy to find campgrounds. Gives very specific details of number of sites, boondocking, swr, elec, pull...  more Hide 1 Reply
      • Jack n Lynne
        Rimmers Thank you for the book recommendation. I've downloaded a sample to my Kindle...where I currently have over a dozen samples of books on RVing, full-timing, boondocking, etc.,
        • October 4, 2017
    • Jack n Lynne
      Summrbrz I purchased “RV Camping in COE Parks” by Roundabout Pub. Really detailed also.
      Lake Seminole is a beautiful COE right on the GA/FL border. $12 bucks/night with SP.
      • December 8, 2017
  • Kayo
    Kayo:
    Here is the web site that will give you all the answers to questions regarding Senior Passes www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm
    • July 15, 2017
    • Roy and Rosalyn Chauvin - Dora and the Explorers and 2 others like this.
    • Kayo
      JauntAbout thanks
  • Kayo
    Kayo:
    OK, here is the latest official NPS scoop on the price increase for Senior passes. Effective Aug. 31,the price will change to $80. This is tied to a law (?) that decreed that the Senior Pass would cost the same as a Annual Pass. There will be a $20 annual...  more
    • July 13, 2017
    • rvlifeforme and 3 others like this.
    • Kayo
      Kayo Pictures won't work. And re two cards, the NPS or the recreation.gov has any records of who owns what card When a park gets a supply of Passes, they know the "range" of card numbers, and there is no computerized record of when that cd is sold When you ent...  more
      • July 13, 2017
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      • Kayo
        Steve & Diane The picture is for proof of the lost card you had when you apply for a replacement card, NOT to gain entrance into a park.
    • Kayo
      Kayo To my knowledge, after fourteen years as a NPS ranger, I am not aware of a procedure for an application for a replacement card. A person walks up to a visitor center counter, shows a drivers license proving date of birth, hands over $10 and the ranger giv...  more
      • July 14, 2017
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      • Kayo
        Bill & Ellen If you order online, when you get your card, your name is on the card. Not when you pick up at a Natl. Park.
    • Kayo
      Freddy & Patti But after August 31 will the replacement card cost $80
      • July 14, 2017
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      • Kayo
        Kayo Yes
        • July 14, 2017
    • Kayo
      Freddy & Patti That's just wrong.......Guess I have to get another card just in case
    • Kayo
      Judi & Kevin Finneran We did buy another card for the $10 so we each had one in our wallet. Have paid for themselves a 100 times over already!!!