Seniors who 62 years old and above can apply to qualify for the America the Beautiful Senior Pass. This special pass is a lifetime ticket with a one-time payment. Visitors who have America the Beautiful Senior Pass can have access to recreation sites managed by Federal agencies, including all U.S. National Parks. Proceeds from the senior passes will be used to improve national park facilities. Pass holders can also receive discounts on parking, interpretive services, as well as other activity fees.
How can senior citizens get their special passes? U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply for their passes online or in person by visiting a federal recreation site. America the Beautiful senior passes can be bought for just $10, but applicants must submit proof of their age, citizenship, or residential status as they apply. Those who are applying through mail or online forms will have to pay an additional $10 for processing.
Those who have obtained the old Golden Age Passports can still use their lifetime passes. However, America the Beautiful senior passes have better provisions compared to the earlier versions of the pass.
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