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National Park Service’s Access Pass Available

June 14, 2012 by cpehrson

Summer is here and there are thousands of recreational spots to go explore across this country.  To help those who are age 62 or citizens with permanent disabilities more easily access them, the National Park Service is offering a free lifetime pass to all national parks and recreation areas.

The Access passes provide admission to, and use of, federal recreation sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees. Pass users also receive a 50% discount on some amenity fees for activities like camping and launching a boat. They are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States age 62 or more or who have permanent disabilities regardless of age.

The “Senior” and “Access” versions of the America the Beautiful Pass – the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – are good for a lifetime. The Access pass is free and the Senior pass is just $10. There is a $10 processing fee to receive either pass by the mail.

 To get your Senior pass through the mail just submit a completed application, proof of residency and age, and $20. The fee covers the cost of the pass and a document processing fee. You can print out an application online.  Once the application package is received and the documentation verified, the pass will be mailed to you.

Take this wonderful opportunity to explore and experience the beautiful parks and scenery in this land of ours.

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