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By Brandon Cline

Parks raise fees for seniors


September 6, 2017

On Aug. 28, the National Park Service increased the cost of the National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Lifetime Senior Pass for the first time in 23 years. The pass, which had previously just been $10, will now cost those wishing to purchase the lifetime pass $80, an eightfold price increase.

The hike in the cost is tied to legislation passed by the United States Congress in December of 2016. The National Park Service Centennial Act dictates that the cost of the lifetime senior pass be the same as the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, which is currently $80. However, those who purchased lifetime senior passes at the previous price of $10 will be grandfathered in and...

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