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    Cool National Parks Senior Pass

    Hi Y'all,

    Just a Hint for the couple of Seniors we might have on the Forum. I rode up to Chelan National Park Service Office this morning and picked up a Sr. Park Pass that is good for a life time. The Ranger told me these Passes are going up to $80 apiece soon. They are $10 at the present time. Theses passes will probably be used a lot at St. George.
    Was a nice ride over the top through the wheat fields, and came back along the Columbia river., high Temp. was 90º.
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    Default Senior Pass - Motorcycle Sticker

    I have a senior pass. The hard thing is finding a place that will issue the motorcycle sticker. I have checked the national parks website for the senior pass, it will list several places where you should be able to pick-up the motorcycle sticker. I usually run in to " never heard of that" or " yes we are authorized, but they have not sent me the stickers".

    The last place I was able to pick up the sticker was at Big Ben, TX. I hope I can get it issued in St. George, UT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator37 View Post
    Hi Y'all,

    Just a Hint for the couple of Seniors we might have on the Forum. I rode up to Chelan National Park Service Office this morning and picked up a Sr. Park Pass that is good for a life time. The Ranger told me these Passes are going up to $80 apiece soon. They are $10 at the present time. Theses passes will probably be used a lot at St. George.
    Was a nice ride over the top through the wheat fields, and came back along the Columbia river., high Temp. was 90º.

    90* ? That's a cold night here in Tucson. Good tip, been using my senior pass now for 22 years. Also it is good for everyone in your car or on your motorcycle. Remember it is only good for National and not State Parks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandera View Post
    I have a senior pass. The hard thing is finding a place that will issue the motorcycle sticker. I have checked the national parks website for the senior pass, it will list several places where you should be able to pick-up the motorcycle sticker. I usually run in to " never heard of that" or " yes we are authorized, but they have not sent me the stickers".

    The last place I was able to pick up the sticker was at Big Ben, TX. I hope I can get it issued in St. George, UT.

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    Never heard of the sticker. Always just flash my card whatever I am driving.

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    One time fee of $80? I pay that for an annual pass.
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    Default Great tip

    I actually got mine in St. George at the Red Rock Ralley. Didn't even know about them and I've been old a long time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandera View Post
    I have a senior pass. The hard thing is finding a place that will issue the motorcycle sticker. I have checked the national parks website for the senior pass, it will list several places where you should be able to pick-up the motorcycle sticker. I usually run in to " never heard of that" or " yes we are authorized, but they have not sent me the stickers".

    The last place I was able to pick up the sticker was at Big Ben, TX. I hope I can get it issued in St. George, UT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaherbst View Post

    Never heard of the sticker. Always just flash my card whatever I am driving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandera View Post
    The last place I was able to pick up the sticker was at Big Ben, TX. I hope I can get it issued in St. George, UT.
    Isn't Big Ben in London? How did you get your bike over there? Or, did someone bring it over to Texas like a lot of other landmarks that have come across the pond?
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    Default Senior Pass - Motorcycle Sticker

    To get the motorcycle sticker, you show your senior pass and motorcycle registration and they will give you a sticker (free of charge) so you do not have to pull out the card, they just have to look at the sticker. The sticker is only good for a year. So you have to keep getting a new one every year. It is just difficult finding a national park that has them to issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaherbst View Post

    Never heard of the sticker. Always just flash my card whatever I am driving.

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    I receive a lifetime pass for being 100% disabled veteran when wife I went into a National Park for the first time on our bike, I asked the attendant working what to do in a case where the gate is not manned since we cannot just hang it from out mirror and lock the door.

    I was told to either just park and it should be ok when they see a bike they assume they person has a pass and or just leave your phone number on the seat so if you are away from your bike they could call and verify you had the pass (and you could get that added benefits of all the freaks calling you too). I did not like either of the answers but that is what I got.

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    Hey Jack

    They have then at Saguaro National Park (West) on Kinney
    I personally think they are to cheap and the National Parks need funds. IMHO
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    Parks Canada National Parks pass to all of Canada's National parks is free this year. 2017 is Canada's 150th birthday and so the gift. Plus the Canadian dollar is trading at 30% off par with the American dollar. Such a deal !!!

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    Default Here you go

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    Your pass must be fixed to a section of untinted windscreen on the right-hand side of your motor vehicle, where it doesn’t obstruct the driver's vision. For motorcycles, it’s recommended the annual pass be stuck to a registration label holder (available from auto accessory stores) which is affixed to any suitable mounting or bracket at the front-left-hand side of the motorcycle.

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    Picked mine up today at Denali. Cost will be going to $80.00 end of August. Just in time for the leaf-peepers in the lower 48. It's good for the bearer and 3 additional people in the group.

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    Default US park pass

    we got our national park last year just a plastic card just show the card and drive in works at all national parks never heard about a sticker except in state parks like here in Minnesota motorcyclists here get state park passes that are cards, stickers must be displayed on the windshield only on autos, trucks, or RVs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highwayman2013 View Post
    One time fee of $80? I pay that for an annual pass.
    Annual pass for what? Surely not National Parks. Or is that the charge for those who aren't senior qualified?

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    Right on about getting a Senior Pass for National Parks. It is a one time fee--I think I paid about $20 for mine back when I turned 62 or so.

    It has admitted me and the passengers into many National Parks over the years. Mine is like a credit card and all I have to do is flash it to the ranger and I am in.

    It's still a good deal at $80--IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kep-up View Post
    Picked mine up today at Denali. Cost will be going to $80.00 end of August. Just in time for the leaf-peepers in the lower 48. It's good for the bearer and 3 additional people in the group.
    Glad to see you made it to the Last Frontier. Did you get to see the Great One--Denali? Sometimes she hides in the clouds.

    Post some details if you can. Alaska is a great fascination for a lot of the members.
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    Default Unmanned

    I think the sticker in question is for when the gate is unmanned, we just went to Acadia National Park and there was no one manning the gate when we arrived, we were in our car proceeded to Cadillac Mountain later there was a ranger looking for the card being displayed in vehicles. This would not be ideal for a bike as there would be no way for sticky fingers not to take the card if you left it hanging.

    In a prior post, I put what I copied off the National Park Website, but even that does not seem to secure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoMtnSpyder View Post
    Annual pass for what? Surely not National Parks. Or is that the charge for those who aren't senior qualified?
    Not everyone is senior qualified. LOL
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    Jeherst Jack, I was a member of QCYC for many years and we have our outstation on Bainbridge. (Winslow). Right next to the public dock. It is the very best area. Lived in Seattle but my heart is in Puget Sound.
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    Looks like I will miss out on this deal..Still to dam young

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    FYI, for any disabled Veterans there is another pass called Access Pass. You can pick it up at your local game warden office and it allows you free entry into any national parks and some discounts on certain park amenities. Also, it is FREE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoMtnSpyder View Post
    Annual pass for what? Surely not National Parks. Or is that the charge for those who aren't senior qualified?
    If you're 62+ years old, you can get a Senior pass for $10 at a NP or $20 by mail until the price goes up to $80.
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