SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - There is only five days left to purchase a lifetime Senior Pass for $10 for use at national parks and recreation sites. On Monday, Aug. 28th the price will increase to $80.
This is the first cost increase since 1994, and is a result of legislation passed by the U.S. Congress on Dec. 16, 2016.
U.S. citizens age 62 years or older are eligible for the Senior Pass. Lifetime passes purchased at the $10 level will remain valid, and the benefits, which include access to over 2,000 recreation sites, will not change.
You can purchase a Senior Pass at any federal recreation site that charges an entrance or standard amenity (day-use) fee. Proof of age and residency is required. The revenue from Senior Passes will go to a National Park Foundation Endowment and a National Park Centennial Challenge Fund.
In New Jersey, there are four sites where you can buy one:
- Edison National Historical Park in West Orange
- Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Galloway
- Morristown National Historical Park in Morristown
- Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge in Sussex
Passes can also be purchased online or by mail. Mail orders postmarked before Aug. 28th will be processed at the $10 price. Those postmarked after that date will be processed at the $80 price. Additional processing fees of $10 apply.