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Old 05-04-2015, 10:30 PM   #1
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Federal/National Park Senior Passes..

..are 10 dollars a year. I understand that at some of the parks, the pass can get you a discount on camping.

Does anyone use a Senior Pass like this (see link) and for just Summer camping, not full-time, have you found many discounts? I've also been looking for a list on campsites along the Oregon, and Northern California Coast or even a bit inland. If someone knows of a good site to map out a possible camp route, so we could hit a few campgrounds for possibly a month maybe

Thank you much, and here is the site I found about the Senior Pass:
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:15 PM   #3
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Best $10.00 I spent lately. Check Corp of engineer parks they give 50% on camping with the pass.

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Years ago I got the Golden Access pass, no yearly fee for it. Even used it in Hawaii.
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..are 10 dollars a year. I understand that at some of the parks, the pass can get you a discount on camping.

Does anyone use a Senior Pass like this (see link) and for just Summer camping, not full-time, have you found many discounts? I've also been looking for a list on campsites along the Oregon, and Northern California Coast or even a bit inland. If someone knows of a good site to map out a possible camp route, so we could hit a few campgrounds for possibly a month maybe

Thank you much, and here is the site I found about the Senior Pass:
Additional Details about the Senior Pass
The site you linked to says it's a Lifetime pass and costs a total of $20. $10 document fee and $10 for the pass itself, which never expires.
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:27 PM   #6
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Mine is a Golden Access Pass, free on proof of disability (it's a disability if you're getting a benefit). Good for free access to Federal sites and 50% off use fees in Federal sites like National parks, BLMs, COE, and some others. Can be obtained at any Federal park that charges a fee on proof of disability.
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The senior pass will be the best $10 dollars you ever spend! If you don't have one and you are 62 get it now!
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The Senior Pass is the best $10 you will ever spend. It provides free admission for you and anyone accompanying you to National Parks, National Monuments and National Historic Sites that charge an entry fee.

The pass will also get you 1/2 price camping at Corps of Engineers campgrounds. Camping fees are usually around $18 to $22, so one stay will just about pay for the pass.
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9 more months and I can get my Senior National Parks Pass
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Definitely one of the best deals around. This weekend we are going to a Corp of Engineers campground about 60 miles away. We get "full" hookups for $12.00/night, you really can't beat that deal. Go for it.
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Love our senior passes! (Not too happy we're old enough for them though!)

We've saved hundreds on NP entry & camping fees. One thing to be aware of is that some of the more popular CGs in some of the NPs are owned and operated by private companies which do not honor the discount. That isn't right, IMO, but they apparently don't care what I think!

We're sitting in a beautiful COE CG right now. No sewer but 50amp & water and HUGE private sites. Instead of the $140 without it, we paid $70 for 5 nights. It's a no brainer! Get the pass.
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Got mine at Yellowstone last year - Great - $10 for life - I was with my Coastie daughter so they waves the fee - nice
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Go to Federal recreation, camping and tour reservation information - Recreation.gov for information on national and Army Corps of Engineers parks.
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Also several national forest areas here in Southern California require an Adventure Pass to even park your vehicle in the area. The Adventure Pass is $30\year and is region specific. A senior pass can be used in place of an Adventure Pass. Me and the wife both have Senior Passes. I wish state parks offered something similar.
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