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Posted: 04/16/21 10:57am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't even bother with state parks much I have had a RV membership for 20 years and never had a problem getting a spot except on Holidays we have to call 2 months in advance for a spot I learned Early in my RV life that State Parks are not for me Too Noisy and overcrowded and making a Reservation a year in advance NO THANX


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Because people over 65 are sometimes financially stressed for funds and a little special offer is appreciated. It gets them off the couch and into nature. They have earned a little respect and this is a great way for their nation to show it.


The pass is not a "little" special offer. For $10, you got a lifetime of free access and 1/2 off camping. That's a MAJOR special offer. Some folks have been enjoying the perks of that pass for 20+ years of yearly visits to multiple parks, plus stays at other federal campgrounds.

Now, I'm not saying I wouldn't take it, but lets face it - that is way beyond the average senior discount offerings out there.

Even now with the higher cost of $80 for the pass, it's still a MAJOR deal. You can recoup that cost in one week's camping trip.

So again, be glad you got that "freebie" - it's one h3ll of a deal.


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topjimmy wrote:

I don't even bother with state parks much I have had a RV membership for 20 years and never had a problem getting a spot I learned Early in my RV life that State Parks are not for me Too Noisy and overcrowded and making a Reservation a year in advance NO THANX


State parks? Or do you mean National parks?

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Either One Thanx for catching that
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topjimmy wrote:

I don't even bother with state parks much I have had a RV membership for 20 years and never had a problem getting a spot I learned Early in my RV life that State Parks are not for me Too Noisy and overcrowded and making a Reservation a year in advance NO THANX


State parks? Or do you mean National parks?


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Just remember, national parks are but a minuscule part of what can be seen and done in our beautiful country. It's not time to give up, but rather time to broaden horizons.


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I've seen this overcrowding and even adjusted our annual family camping at Yosemite.

The pollution and destruction inside national parks could have been avoided which was then proposed before to have day visitors park at certain locations and be shuttled by a bus insid and into trailheads of major attractions.

But there was a big howl as Americans, again in the name of freedom, would want to bring their dear cars inside the parks.

Sometimes we are our own worst enemy and our national parks are being loved to death (literally, Old Sherman has to be prevented into dying with too much foot traffic stomping the grounds into a concrete).

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In regards to the National Park Pass.....how many seniors over 65 know anything about this pass and those who do know about it, do they really use it much? We've had the pass for several years now and if memory serves me correctly, it's been used twice in many many months of rv'ing and thousands of miles of travel! My guest is that the Senior pass is under used compared to how many are actually entitled to it.


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Should make visits much more enjoyable for every one.

Except for those who “have lost their freedoms”. [emoticon]

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Hyterics, ranting, theatrics and drama on "loss of freedom" seem fashionable nowadays.[emoticon]

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Is there any number, likes to tow, where...say Yosemite has too many visitors on a particular day so that you would stop new entries until some visitors left?


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