YANKTON, S.D. – The price of the lifetime America the Beautiful Senior Pass will increase from $10 to $80 on August 28, 2017 as part of the National Park Service Centennial Act passed in 2016.
These passes are for anyone 62 years of age or older and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
Because of the price increase, there has been a nationwide run on people purchasing the passes. Many locations throughout the country, including Gavins Point, have run out of the passes.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the only agency that sells the pass in the Yankton area. The Lewis and Clark Visitor Center is currently out of Senior Passes. No more passes will be received. Senior Passes are currently available at Cottonwood and Nebraska Tailwaters campgrounds during normal booth hours. Those hours are from 3-9 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and noon to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Passes may be ordered online at https://store.usgs.gov/senior-pass. There is an additional $10 processing fee for ordering online. You will need to upload a photo or scanned copy of your driver’s license or passport.
Questions about the senior or any other America the Beautiful passes may be directed to the Lewis and Clark visitor Center at 402-667-2546
Release no. 17-068