Senior Citizens Can Get A Lifetime National Parks Pass For Just $10—Act Fast Before The Price Goes Up!

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From Yellowstone to Joshua Tree to the Grand Canyon, our National Parks are more than just beautiful tourist attractions, they are one of the most important treasures we can hand down to future generations.

For a limited time, senior citizens can get a lifetime National Parks pass for just $10—hurry, because the price is about to go up.

If you’re a U.S. citizen or permanent resident aged 62 or older, this pass gets you free admission into 2,000 federal recreation sites, including all of the National Parks, for life. That’s right—for life!

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Though they’re beautiful, National Parks require a lot of money for upkeep, repairs and other costs. Right now, the park system needs about $12 billion worth of repairs.

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In order to help defray these costs, major changes are afoot. Late last year the National Park Service Centennial Act was signed into law to help the park system address the maintenance backlog, among other things.

Soon, a lifetime senior citizen pass will cost you $80. It’s a good idea to act quickly so you can grab this stellar deal while it lasts.

Officials now say that all senior pass orders postmarked before August 27 will receive the $10 rate. Anything postmarked after that date, however, will receive the new $80 rate.

Parks officials say they’ve seen such high demand for senior passes that it’s taking them nine weeks to process online orders and 12 weeks to process mail-in orders.

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