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Old 10-20-2019, 08:43 PM   #15
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I just got my senior pass a month or so ago. I turned 62 on August 15 and my annual pass expired on August 31. Just for the heck of it I clicked on the senior link to see how long before I qualified. Surprise!


I get free admission for the rest of my life for $90, what's not to like about that? Am I going to pitch a fit because their funding has been cut and they need to raise prices? Nope. I get in for free, I can pay the regular rate for camping and other services.
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:03 AM   #16
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I hope the fee's being considered for park camping don't include entry fee's. I would probably not go to some parks if the increase would include entry fees.



I hope the camping fees for COE campground don't increase for senior pass holders. They are my favorite and I seek them out.
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:31 AM   #17
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Funny how we all think - we used to Buy an Annual Pass at every Park and still think we got a bargain,

But, yes, I've also purchase a number of the Old F*rt Passes too - I still have my Dad's Paper Golden Eagle Pass - as I'm a Jr it has my name on it.
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:32 AM   #18
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I think $80 for life is great but excessive. We normally go to Haleakala 3x a year. It was $20/visit before I got the senior pass. I would have been very happy if it had to be renewed every 3 years. Still would have been a great deal! And all of that money (100%) goes back into the NPS budget, today.
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I hope the fee's being considered for park camping don't include entry fee's. I would probably not go to some parks if the increase would include entry fees.



I hope the camping fees for COE campground don't increase for senior pass holders. They are my favorite and I seek them out.
Me too Tim!
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Wee have seen several that are breaking the fees to a camping fee and a utility fee. We get 1/2 off on camping and full price on utilities.

I feel that if they are going to cut the senior discounts, the regular fees should be raised accordingly.

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Wee have seen several that are breaking the fees to a camping fee and a utility fee. We get 1/2 off on camping and full price on utilities.
It has always been the case where 1/2 price is for the camping fee and electric is extra.
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It has always been the case where 1/2 price is for the camping fee and electric is extra.
Not always. We used to get 1/2 off the fee. Camping and utility were not separated until a couple of years ago.

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It has always been the case where 1/2 price is for the camping fee and electric is extra.
Not always. Used to be there was just one fee for a full hook up site. A couple of years ago, we first saw the separate fee fro electric and camping.

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Old 10-21-2019, 12:58 PM   #24
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That's like the California lottery. The schools win! NOT!!! Any money the schools got from the lottery was cut from their general budget. The schools didn't get a single dime more! Past precident dictates the same thing will happen for parks. It will cost us a great deal more and parks won't see a dime more in the long run. Government will eat the extra money with no extra money going to the parks.
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With 10,000 people turning 60 everyday (and many rv'ing) maybe higher rates will make it easer to get into parks?
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$80 for a LIFETIME is not steep!!!
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I want them to call it an Old People pass. I find the euphemism "senior" offensive in that it implies there's something wrong with being old.

I feel better now.
Most people I know call it a Geezer Card. I really don't care what its called as long as it works!
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Make no mistake: these price increases are driven by lobbyists for the companies that monopolize our National Assets: e.g. Xanterra. The increases will go to them, not the parks.

The park campgrounds were paid for by our taxes over our lives. They are not building new campgrounds or upgrading old.
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